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by pennycsf
Wed May 24, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Strong predictor of cancer
Replies: 3
Views: 56

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: 6594

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: 30

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: 26
Views: 420

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: 26
Views: 420

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: 26
Views: 420

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: 26
Views: 420

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: 26
Views: 420

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...
by pennycsf
Wed May 03, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 26
Views: 420

Re: Just diagnosed

Like Karen, I was going to suggest that you had a look at the Macmillan website. Although it relates to treatment in the UK, the basic information is the same for both countries with the same treatment options. There is a downloadable booklet on breast cancer which may help you to compose your quest...
by pennycsf
Tue May 02, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 26
Views: 420

Re: Just diagnosed

Dear Cheryl, I am so sorry that you find yourself in this position and we will do our best to give as much assistance and support as we can through this forum. Before replying, I have contacted the closest association to Nantes which is CSF Nord. Although they have people in Brittany and Normandy th...

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