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I'm Elaine L., and I'm a survivor of Breast Cancer
I had mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction in January 2019. It was a big surgery and took a while to recover, but knowing what I do now, I would not make any other decision. If DIEP flap is not ...
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  • Mon Jul 29, 2019 · Like1
Hi, I'm Alex W.
I was diagnosed with megaloblastic anemia in 6/17 and after bone marrow biopsy with MDS in 12/17. I do not have del5q. I've had weekly shots of 60,000 units Procrit for 18 months which kept my RBC ...
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  • Sun Jul 28, 2019 · Like1
Hi, I'm CYNTHIA S.
I just have to say: if I had a $1 for every time a doctor or medical person told me, "We've never seen such side effects...," blah, blah, blah I'd have a positive-balance checking account. Seriousl...
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  • Sun Jul 28, 2019 · Like1
Hi, I'm ANNE E F.
I have taken asastrozole for over 2 years following chemo, surgery and radiation for Her2+ diagnosis. I have not gained weight and actually have lost weight and continue to slowly lose. I have gr...
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  • Sun Jul 28, 2019 · Like3
Hi, I'm Janine D H.
#19 if you are having trouble paying for your prescription please pull up GOODRX. COM IT IS FREE and carries tons of meds that you can get at a big discount. Just pull it up, type in the name and ...
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  • Sat Jul 27, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm Barbara
I would like to add a comment to Post#11's concern over short-term memory loss over important things. I can only suggest that keeping a pen and pad readily handy should make a BIG difference for y...
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  • Fri Jul 26, 2019 · Like2
Love success stories like this. Gives me hope. Thank you for sharing.
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  • Thu Jul 25, 2019 · Like2
Hi, I'm MARTIN R B.
I have been taking 500mg Hydroxyurea for about 3.5-4 yrs and my dose was just increased to 1000mg a day. I am taking it for Essential Thrombocytosis. My bone marrow makes too many platelets. I hav...
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  • Wed Jul 24, 2019 ·
Be sure to talk to your oncologist about shortness of breath - or any other issues (like fast breathing) while on Anastrazole (Arimidex) - or any other cancer medication.
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  • Tue Jul 23, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm Amethystle
Have you researched your local resources for help? Local churches, ministries etc. can provide help with food, clothing and sometimes housing. County health departments and social services. You ma...
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  • Tue Jul 23, 2019 ·

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