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A small part of the chemo journey - shaving the hair on your head and dealing with baldness. What cancer takes away - and family gives back. Unconditionally

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  • judith rowley Profile

    any one else have pain in there veins after chemo? it feels like veins are ripping open when I stretch my arm out. it has been over a year since I finished chemo and onc said it can damage veins.

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 years 6 answers
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      No, I have a port. I do hope you get relief soon. Maybe PT will help? Talk to your dr about it. Prayers to you.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I also had a port which saved my veins. Like Andre' I would ask to be referred to a physical therapist. Actually, I would demand to be referred, this is much too long to be suffering like you are. So sorry to hear this because I don't know why some oncologists don't use ports all the time and...

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      I also had a port which saved my veins. Like Andre' I would ask to be referred to a physical therapist. Actually, I would demand to be referred, this is much too long to be suffering like you are. So sorry to hear this because I don't know why some oncologists don't use ports all the time and some patients fight having them placed. They save your precious veins from this very toxic chemical. Hang in there and I hope you find comfort soon. Take care, Sharon

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    Was anyone else told too much water is bad while going thru chemo? I drink about 100-120 oz of water with a combination of Gatorade.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 4 answers
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    how many lymph nodes need to be involved to recommend chemo

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 4 years 7 answers
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      What has your doctor told you? My surgeon removed 8 even though they looked OK on my MRI. They were all negative and I still had chemo. and rads. The radiation also covered the axilla though the nodes were gone.

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    • Mary Navarro Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I don't think it matters. It depends on your stage, grade and family history.

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  • Lynn Rambo Profile

    What have you all found to help stay hydrated when/if water tastes bad during chemo?

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    over 5 years 19 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Unfortunately, we can only say what tasted good to us, individually. You have to go on that adventure of taste-testing yourself. I did sports drinks, and water with lemon. There are also those little tiny bottles of flavors you can add to water too. Be assured your taste returns to normal. ...

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      Unfortunately, we can only say what tasted good to us, individually. You have to go on that adventure of taste-testing yourself. I did sports drinks, and water with lemon. There are also those little tiny bottles of flavors you can add to water too. Be assured your taste returns to normal. It is so weird how chemo affects your sense of taste and smell. After-the-fact, it is funny to hear what tasted good to us. I was addicted to anything green....salads, spinach, I could eat through an entire produce department! Coffee and chocolate were my favorite before chemo..... during..... I couldn't stand the thought of either! Hang in there, it is only temporary but keep up with the fluids. Take care, Sharon

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    • jan bursky Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I could only drink lemonade or carbonated flavored water. For 5 months I didn't drink water, coffee or wine. But it sure tasted good when chemo was over.

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