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    Worried about possibility of Breast Cancer

    Dear all, I discovered symmetrical lumps in both breasts about 3 weeks ago. There are small ones about 1cm wide at the bottom and then the bottom sides of my breasts slightly lumpy but more towards a...
  2. Thread: Chemo Hair!

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    Hi everyone! I really do hope they stay curly,...

    Hi everyone!

    I really do hope they stay curly, at the most at least for a year! Everyone's telling me my hair may be changing though :( it's falling out and I'm wondering if anyone else had this?...
  3. Thread: Chemo Hair!

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    Chemo Hair!

    Hi all!

    it's been 6 months after my last round of chemo and my hair's grown back curly. My hair was previously straight. I know this is very common and was wondering if anyone has had their hair...
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    It's good you've got an appointment. Sometimes...

    It's good you've got an appointment. Sometimes lumps can by cysts but if they're lymph nodes that are enlarged they're telling you there's an infection. Hope all turns out good for you!
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    Thanks Kells Bells for the reply. I think my...

    Thanks Kells Bells for the reply.

    I think my period was pretty regular before chemo. I didn't notice any changes to it due to stress though. I never really paid much attention to it either :?
    ...
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    Menstruation after treatment

    Hi all, it's been a while since I've visited the forum!

    I recently completed 6 cycles of esc. BEACOPP along with 15 sessions of radiotherapy to the remaining mass. I'm just wondering what are the...
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    Thanks for the quick reply Didee and pbj11 :) ...

    Thanks for the quick reply Didee and pbj11 :)
    I'm feeling much better today and most likely will be discharged tomorrow if everything goes well! Whippee! :D I really dislike hospitals... Brings...
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    I called my doc the next day and found out it was...

    I called my doc the next day and found out it was due to my low WBC. I was given antibiotics to prevent further infection but ended up with neutropenic fever :s currently typing this in the hospital....
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    No radiation yet. I'm in my low wbc week of last...

    No radiation yet. I'm in my low wbc week of last cycle.

    I'm starting to wonder if it may be a sorethroat although it feels different from one... Will call up the doctor tomorrow :(

    Thanks Pbj11
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    Hi ChemoMan, thanks for the quick reply :) Yes...

    Hi ChemoMan, thanks for the quick reply :)

    Yes my doctor has told me to eat well and most importantly sleep well. I'm quite worried about that because I'm schooling and when I return to school...
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    Tight throats?

    Hi guys,

    I've been having this "tight throat" sensation for a few days. It started off in my chest area feeling like vomit was coming up but my anti-vomitting meds were kicking in and sorta...
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    Hodgkin's Lymphoma - After treatment

    Hi all, would like to know if there are others around who have completed their treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma and what you've been doing to "recuperate"?

    I'm not sure what happens after...
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    I think I'm probably the strangest chemo patient...

    I think I'm probably the strangest chemo patient because I am still able to eat while on chemo! :O

    It was only the hospital food that made me want to puke. The horror of hospital food!

    Food...
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    I agree with Chemoman. I myself went through 6...

    I agree with Chemoman. I myself went through 6 cycles of escalated BEACOPP chemotherapy.

    Even though I'm young and supposedly able to tolerate side effects better, you can't run away from the...
  15. Thread: PICC Line

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    I currently have no scab over the hole so there's...

    I currently have no scab over the hole so there's like a 2mm hole there.
  16. Thread: PICC Line

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    :) I can't wait to take off the bandage to see...

    :) I can't wait to take off the bandage to see the wound. That sounds gross though haha!
  17. Thread: PICC Line

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    Got it out today :) Didn't feel a thing just like...

    Got it out today :) Didn't feel a thing just like when it went in. Just when the nurse cut the plastic string thingos cause my skin's a little sore there. Feels great not having to bother about the...
  18. Thread: hair loss

    by Clarousel
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    At first I worried about it and fretted about...

    At first I worried about it and fretted about hairloss so I didn't want to shave/cut my hair short (my hair was at my waist).

    I'm on escalated BEACOPP chemo so my hair started dropping around the...
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    I agree with ChemoMan, she needs to seek a second...

    I agree with ChemoMan, she needs to seek a second opinion. Clearly, the first doctor wasn't a good one. That's not the right way to go with a patient!

    I'm not sure if x-rays shows lumps (I can't...
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    You got to see it on the screen? :o I think I...

    You got to see it on the screen? :o I think I would have freaked out!
  21. Thread: PICC Line

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    Phew what a relief. It'd be kinda gross if you...

    Phew what a relief. It'd be kinda gross if you could feel it coming out hehe.

    Yeah it really does! Say bye-bye to needles :) Thank you :D
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    Hi there, this sounds very similar to what I went...

    Hi there, this sounds very similar to what I went through. I had no symptoms of anything as well.

    Usually swollen lymph nodes could be a sign of infection or cancer. The former is usually...
  23. Thread: PICC Line

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    PICC Line

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this :s

    I'm getting my PICC line removed tomorrow after my last dose. Anyone else who had a PICC line before? I'm just wondering if it takes a while to...
  24. Thread: Any Advice?

    by Clarousel
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    Ah I see :) I shall search the forums or...

    Ah I see :)

    I shall search the forums or update this thread when the time comes! Thanks for replying!
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    Hi there! Being on chemo is really tough in a...

    Hi there!

    Being on chemo is really tough in a sense you can't seem to do anything :s How about just being with her and relaxing for the day? Since you're her caregiver, you probably do spend a...
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