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    Hormone therapy

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      islandlady

      I have tried 5 hormone therapy drugs and I am allergic to all of them...........they cause me to burn, itch, sting and scratch........feels like fire ants all over my body.....anyone else have this experience?
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      over 4 years ago
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      I have been on Tamoxifen for a year. During that time, I had my ovaries removed because I'm BRCA II. Next appointment, my oncologist says she will switch me to another ER prohibitor. The side effects from Tamoxifin and ovarie removal have been hot flashes, weight gain, and facial hair! Facial hair is the worst problem.

      about 4 years ago
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      Kossmore

      I took tamozifen for several years then switched to aromasin. Both have side efects similar to the actual chemo drugs. I had weight gain, memory loss and tiredness.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): On December 28, 2010 my port implant was scheduled and this time I remember up until the time I was in the operating room and was told to count backwards from 100. I think I made it to 98 or 99. Like the last time, I recovered well and went home the same day.

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      Barriesmum

      Hi, It's no fun is it !! I was diagnosed on Dec.23rd.2010. Had a right mastectomy on Jan.31st 2011. I declined any further treatment though chemo was very strongly advised, but they also said the cancer would most probably return withing 2 yrs even if I had the treatment, so I declined. I've been fine and feel good. I've just started having a breast reconstruction which I hope will be finished by the end of the year. I'm having a silicone implant.
      Cheers. :-)

      over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): On December 7, 2010 my lumpectomy was scheduled. Believe it or not, the lumpectomy was the first surgery I had ever had in my life and I was scared. I worried about the anestesia and if I would have a reaction to it or even if I was gonna wake up. Luckily, I was so tired on the day of my surgery because I had not really slept the night before that I was asleep before I left the pre-op room. The next thing I remember is being awakened by the nurse and being asked if I needed to go to the bathroom which I did. My legs were kinda wobbly feeling and I felt groggy but with assistance I was able to make it to the bathroom. It was a same-day surgery so I was able to go home after I was more fully awake. The doctor prescribed some pain medicine and I took some when I needed it but unfortunately it made me nauseated so I stopped taking it.