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Topic: Survey and tamoxifen! Help

Forum: Young With Breast Cancer —

Connect with those under 40 who have been diagnosed.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2016 08:50PM

Lauraleigh16 wrote:

Hey everyone!

I have tissue expander in my left breast, & will under go reconstruction surgery in January having the stomach surgery... I was wondering if someone could give me some I for about the surgery? I was wondering if I'll loose weight since I have heard it's like having a tummy tuck. During chemo I gained 30 pounds or so.. Is the recovery time and painful level bad?? I quit smoking in November 2015, and have had about 5 cigarettes since then.. I know it's bad! I don't want to get in trouble or have my surgery cancelled because of this. I don't smoke every day just have a few drags off of one every now and then.


I am in radiation now also and will start tamoxifen in 3 weeks, I am not sure on what to expect with that. Side effects, I am 30 years old and heard it will put you in menopause

If anyone could help that would be great! Thanks

Chemotherapy 12/29/2015 AC + T (Taxol)
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