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by pennycsf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: MOVING FORWARD - a social and support group for the bereaved
Topic: Post operative bras following breast surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Post operative bras following breast surgery

These posts have been copied and moved to the Breast Cancer Forum where the information is most pertinent. Penny
by pennycsf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Post-operative bras following breast surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Post-operative bras following breast surgery

Posted by Di Parkin My neighbour asked me to post that she has found that ASDA on line do a very good post operative bra. She also says that the sizes they offer come out rather small and you may need to order one that is a bit bigger than your normal. She says they are really comfortable in a way t...
by pennycsf
Wed May 24, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Strong predictor of cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Strong predictor of cancer

Gosh Karen, that's impressive!!
by pennycsf
Mon May 22, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 36
Views: 6634

Re: Welcome

Thanks, Di, for getting involved with CSF. Good luck with the course, it should be challenging and fun!! :)
by pennycsf
Mon May 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Side effects of Tamoxafin & Femara
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Side effects of Tamoxafin & Femara

Bleeding gums is a comparatively rare side effect of tamoxifen. As it is rare, I suggest your neighbour talks to her doctor straight away. The common side effects are menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes (even if you have had them before), skin changes and weight gain. The most common side effect...
by pennycsf
Sat May 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 613

Re: Just diagnosed

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you Cheryl. Yes, physiotherapy is often offered to help breast cancer patients regain as quickly as possible full use of the arm on the operated side. DON'T PANIC that doesn't mean you can't use your arm, only that removing some of the ganglions (or lymph nodes...
by pennycsf
Fri May 12, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 613

Re: Just diagnosed

Hello Cheryl, Like Karen, I am so pleased that the meeting went well and you came away with the answers that you needed. I am sure that will make the future much easier to handle and knowing what you are facing ahead also allows you to plan. Bon courage for the 23rd and let us know how you get on, P...
by pennycsf
Tue May 09, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 613

Re: Just diagnosed

Your list looks pretty comprehensive to me. My guess is that the consultant will explain the results to you and then the recommended options. Don't hesitate to ask to have things repeated to make sure that you understand and your friend should also ask for any clarification. Some more questions may ...
by pennycsf
Thu May 04, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 613

Re: Just diagnosed

Excellent news indeed! :)

And it is usual to see the anaesthetist after the surgeon, so nothing to worry about there, he/she has to check on any allergies etc. before an op.

We'll be thinking of you on Thursday,
by pennycsf
Thu May 04, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 31
Views: 613

Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Cheryl, You must, of course, listen to the advice of your doctors. What I meant was that there is sometimes a number of possible ways to be treated. Only your doctor with all your results can propose these to you and, if you have a choice, it might be wise to take a little time to talk it through...

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