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Topic: Chemo icing

Forum: Lymphedema —

Talk with other about how to lower your risk of lymphedema and how to manage it if you've been diagnosed.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2021 12:29PM

gb2115 wrote:

Hello everyone---I start Taxol tomorrow and was thinking about taking some frozen water bottles to hold during treatment. I keep reading that this helps ward off neuropathy. But it occurred to me that this might not be great for lymphedema risk?

Does anyone know about this? I wish I'd have thought about it earlier, I could have called my lymphedema person.

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42
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Sep 22, 2021 02:27PM - edited Sep 22, 2021 02:29PM by SerenitySTAT

I used frozen water bottles during Taxol. I did get a very mild case of LE develop during AC, but icing during Taxol made no difference.

I also drank from the ice cold bottle and never had mouth sores during chemo.

I have no neuropathy from chemo.

ETA: I had a little neuropathy develop near the end, but it went away after chemo.

Good luck!

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Sep 22, 2021 06:25PM gb2115 wrote:

Thanks!! I have some bottles in the freezer. Really nervous about all of this, but just have to get through it.

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42

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