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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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  • kim v Profile

    hello..bilateral mastectomy 9 days ago...Dr just called...cancer free...9mm one side...6mm other side..lymph nodes clean.no radiation needed...what are the chances I need chemo

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years 3 answers
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Yay, that is great news. Other things need to be factored in. Are you hormone positive or negative? Her2 positive or negative. And what was your onco score? Your drs will come up with a plan that is right for you. Prayers to you m

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      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      It depends on your tumor biology if you need chemo or not. Your docs will go over all that with you. Be strong, ask lots of questions! Take care.

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    My husband shaved my hair after my first chemo ,I only cried.i had IDC ,stage 2A.i want to know if any one here had my experience?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 4 years 10 answers
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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Yes I did. Only my Husbands Barber did it for me in his back private room. It was a little Traumatic for me. I was also diagnosed Stage 2a

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    • sharon s Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      It takes a bit to recognize yourself in all of this. Eventually you will. At that time, buy some big earrings and go bald. I shaved on Mother's Day 2013. Went without anything on and off. Went to work without by mid October. My hair is still short but I've had several hair cuts. Your time...

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      It takes a bit to recognize yourself in all of this. Eventually you will. At that time, buy some big earrings and go bald. I shaved on Mother's Day 2013. Went without anything on and off. Went to work without by mid October. My hair is still short but I've had several hair cuts. Your time will come too. Lean forward as best you can. Take one day of adjustment at a time.

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  • Marie Durham Profile

    Whats the best way to lose extra pounds after taking chemo and steriod pills

    Asked by anonymous

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

      Eat right and exercise just like any other time in your life. The water weight from the steroids will come off after you stop taking them.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I wish there was some magical special way of melting off the extra poundage. It still remains your body has to use up the stored fuel it has packed on. Cut back on carbs, and long walks. A good way to eat is to consume foods that are closest to the way they grew. Cut out all sugar, fructose,...

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      I wish there was some magical special way of melting off the extra poundage. It still remains your body has to use up the stored fuel it has packed on. Cut back on carbs, and long walks. A good way to eat is to consume foods that are closest to the way they grew. Cut out all sugar, fructose, even artificial sweeteners. You can get a copy by googling Mediterranean Diet, if you need something with a name. We women continually look for the magic bullet, and it all boils down to revving up your metabolism and consuming less carbohydrates, boring and difficult. Take care, Sharon

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  • P G Profile

    Just had my LAST CHEMO #16! My kids, husband and parents all joined the celebration. kids brought flowers and a cake that said CANCER SUCKS!!

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 3C Patient
    over 5 years 14 answers
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    • P G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      Surgery on 3/12, 7 1/2 wks of radiation starting 4/5 than more surgery. If I CAN DO IT, believe me when I say YOU CAN TOO! Just look around you and figure out who you are fighting for!! Prayers to all the beginners and long time soldiers! Pazit

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    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      You rock! What a great way to celebrate.... surrounded by your family! Thanks for encouraging and inspiring others! Wishing you the best during the last part of your journey! You have proven you can do it!

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