Canadians in British Columbia
I'm wondering how many West Coast Gals we currently have on here. It makes it a little easier to compare notes as our health-care is provincial. Would be nice to share tips and such to each other as we wade though the health-care Bureaucracy. I'm in Richmond BC (a part of the Vancouver Lower Mainland) and the majority of…
Frustrating Mammogram wait times in Canada for 5+ years out
Every year since moving to Ottawa nearly 6 years ago, I start reminding my family doctor to kindly, please, book my mammogram. I was sternly warned by my many medical professionals to get my annual mammogram on my remaining breast to make sure that the benign, previously biopsied fibroadenoma is still the exact same size.…
Knowing any Chinese ladies who need help in Vancouver area?
Hi, Ladies, If you see any Chinese ladies who need an interpreter during breast cancer related treatments, you could give my contact to them. I used to help couple of Chinese ladies during their treatments, incl. seeing their oncologists/doctors, reading pathology report, providing information/translating documents,…
Anyone from Montreal? I’m still in the waiting period. BS appointment on Tuesday; finally! I hope things will take off from there. I feel tired and nauseous. I can’t enjoy life not knowing how long I have to live.
BCI (Breast Cancer Index) in Canada
I live in Vancouver. Just finished 5 years of Tamoxifen. I recently discovered the Breast Cancer Index test (breastcancer.org Screening and Testing page has a link to some information) , which can apparently identify those who can benefit from extended (10 year) hormonal therapy. It's a genomic test (like Oncotype DX or…
Edmonton, Alberta Ladies?
Hi! Any ladies in the Edmonton area who get their treatments at The Cross Cancer Institute? This is my second rodeo, first diagnosis was in 2018 and second diagnosis January of this year. I do not like the MO I am assigned too, would it be considered rude to request a different MO?
New to the medical system here in Canada
Hi everyone, My cancer diagnosis was in Texas in 2009. I went through the whole gamut - multiple surgeries, chemo, rads, reconstruction... When I moved here in 2017, my MO told me I did not need to be followed by an oncologist here, just to see my regular doctor if I had any concerns. So, now I'm having concerns. I have…
Hi all, I`d really like to chat with other women from the Nepean/Barrhaven area who are dealing with BC. I m from out of town and don't see my family too often so it would be nice to find support in the area! Carolyne
Refusing hormone therapy
has anyone here refused to take either their Tamoxifen or AI?