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    Loss (hair thinning, scalp itching to scabs, unable to color hair so I look old.)

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      Sandygirl

      When I lost half my hair, I used the supplement Biotin, used a lightweight summer wig, that I received free from the American Cancer Society, as well as my first mastectomy bra. I also used a coloring hair crayon to cover my roots. Hope this helps.

      over 3 years ago
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    Side Effects (Chemo brain): I've had about half of your list. this question needs to allow "pick all that apply."

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      Ally113

      I don’t see the list?? Where is it? Or hey, maybe I forgot, lol.

      over 3 years ago
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      Ally113

      I don’t see the “list” or maybe I forgot where it is??Help!!

      over 3 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation )

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy): In 5 years I've been tried on many drugs, now taking exemestane for 5 years and eribulin infusions, several drugs caused unacceptable side effects like mouth sores where I wouldn't swallow my own spit, hand and foot syndrome, bleeding ulcer, etc. others didn't work. wish this was less art and more science.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): but it does hurt every time it is accessed and deaccessed

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      gailfitz

      Talk to your doctor. I had cream to numb the area before they used it. Some nurses are better at using the port then others. They also flushed it. Mine only hurt once when a new nurse tried. I asked her to please stop and have some one else try and it went in okay.

      over 3 years ago
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      Rustysmom

      Get the port! My nurses had a numbing spray they used when accessing it. Chemo will tear up your veins. My veins are small to start with, and it would have been a lot worse for all, if they had to find a vein every time I had treatment. Mine was on the left side, so, I used a little pad on my seatbelt in the car. Implanting and removing it when the time came was not a big deal. They used twilight sleep. Otherwise it made the whole experience much less stressful. Best of luck to you!

      over 3 years ago
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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred )