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by JudyB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Primary Breast Cancer
Topic: Rare Side Effects
Replies: 3
Views: 4562

Rare Side Effects

Hi all. I was told very early on that my leukemia was caused by prior chemotherapy and I have been blaming it on my uterine cancer. I recently noticed on a FB forum for AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) that there were quite a few breast cancer survivors so I looked into it further. Apparently it's actua...
by JudyB
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40341

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

Steph, I'm sorry that you are upset, it does get upsetting when they change things around, I think because we get used to the idea of what we have ahead and a change just does our heads in. Different oncologists have different ideas although I am sure they are all talking to each other and deciding ...
by JudyB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40341

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

Steph, I found both Taxotere and Taxol caused bone pain in my feet/ankles. When I had Taxotere (for the breast cancer) it came on very quickly and it was easier to control if I took the pain killers at the very first sign of pain. When I had Taxol (for the uterine cancer) it was more like a dull ach...
by JudyB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40341

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

Hi Steph, Good to hear you are going well. I was offered the cooling cap but could think of nothing worse than a cold head going through chemo. I did have the cooling gloves for my nails and that was bad enough. I had carbo/taxol for my uterine cancer treatment. Be sure to jump on any pain quickly a...
by JudyB
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Re: Anemia on Femara

Sorry that I have been so remiss in updating you all and thank you for enquiring after me. I got home (to my son's place in Mt Evelyn) after being in hospital for around 76 days. I have had two treatments to try and get me into remission but they haven't worked so I am starting a new treatment on Mo...
by JudyB
Tue May 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lung Cancer after BC
Replies: 14
Views: 9063

Re: Lung Cancer after BC

Oh Janette you naughty girl not telling us (yes I know you don't have to, but.....) Thank goodness for a ruptured implant which means they caught it early. I'm so sorry you have had this worry hanging over your head and I wish you the best for your next scan.

:hugs:
by JudyB
Fri May 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Welcomes and Birthdays
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 5611

Re: Hi

Oh Rosa, i'm sorry you have had such an awful time and lost your mother. Please look after yourself, your health is so important to you.

Judy
by JudyB
Fri May 18, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Re: Anemia on Femara

Chris, the pathologist from Dorevitch rang me personally and begged me to go to hospital rather than the GP. We did this at bairnsdale and when the dr there said we needed to see the gp for a referral to a specialist we stood our ground and said that i was at too high a risk to do that. It would hav...
by JudyB
Thu May 17, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Re: Anemia on Femara

Hi everyone, yes the diagnosis of leukemia was confirmed and i started chemo this evening. I will be on it for seven days which is called induction and i guess if you were to compare it to breast cancer this would be the surgery part. Once my blood counts are back up they will give me another bone m...
by JudyB
Sun May 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Re: Anemia on Femara

I have been admitted to the Royal Melbourne hospital. I have had blood transfusions and tomorrow i am having a bone marrow biopsy which will tell us whether it is (aml) leukemia or something else i cant remember the name of. Both cancer and bother caused by chemo making tge prognosis worse. Treatmen...
by JudyB
Sat May 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Re: Anemia on Femara

Thank you girls. I have spoken to someone at Bairnsdale hospital and we have been advised to go straight there. I may be admitted for further testing so I'll keep you all in the loop. At the very least I think I am looking at a transfusion and a bone marrow biopsy, something I have always dreaded.
by JudyB
Fri May 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Re: Anemia on Femara

Forget about my question. I just had a call from the pathologist, yes the pathologist, she bypassed the doctor because she was so concerned about me. Apparently my white blood cells are extremely low, low like when you are having chemo and she is concerned that I might get an infection and not get t...
by JudyB
Fri May 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anemia on Femara
Replies: 30
Views: 19629

Anemia on Femara

Hi All, I have just had my GP's surgery running around panicking. Apparently my blood tests that I got done yesterday showed up that I have very low blood cells. Dorevitch tried to contact me last night and today my Dr tried to contact me. I was on the phone so they couldn't get through. They rang s...
by JudyB
Fri May 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Secondary Breast Cancer
Topic: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb
Replies: 15
Views: 15966

Re: still miss seeing that little black cat profile pic chrismelb

When I was clearing things out before we moved I was sorting through some books and the order of service booklet for Christine's funeral fell out. I just stopped in my tracks and thought, oh Christine. I tucked it away again as I'm not ready to let that go. I found it again the other day when lookin...
by JudyB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: High Risk of Breast Cancer
Topic: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old
Replies: 94
Views: 40341

Re: BRCA1, tumour found - 30 years old

Steph I don't mean to throw a cat among the pigeons but I would strongly suggest either getting a second opinion about the DIEP because I know of a lady who is now 34 weeks pregnant after having a DIEP. After reading your post I questioned her and asked her if she was ever told not to get pregnant o...

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