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Forum: Stage III Breast Cancer — You are not alone. Meet others who have Stage III breast cancer.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2018 07:21PM

YATCOMW wrote:

I know there are people out here that are starting chemo or radiation.....and some are going thru surgeries and the stress of losing ones hair. So I know this isn't anywhere near important as putting up the big fight.....I know in the scheme of things....this is sooooo not important....

but here is my question.....

For those of you that have taken an AI well beyond the five years.......and perhaps in addition had an ooph/hyst........are you finding that you skin is wrinkling way beyond what it normally would? I feel like I have aged 30 years.

Does anyone have a skin product that they think is the bomb when it comes to keeping aging at a distance? I think I have tried everything;(.

I always say I am glad to be still around to complain about it tho;)

Jacqueline

Dx 5/2004, ILC/IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 30, 2018 07:59AM LillyDuff wrote:

One last question-As far as injections are concerned.

Is Juvederm cosmetic fillers safe? It's FDA safe and I can't find any contraindications on their website about history of breast cancer and anithormonals. Juvederm is injected just under the skin but not into the bloodstream or into a joint. I was considering "some" juvederm for a few trouble spots but could skip it as a precaution. Any thoughts? I will ask my MO as well on this one but I wonder if he just may not really know specifics. Thanks in advance.

Dx 4/25/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 11/14/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 1/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/18/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/16/2018 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery
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Dec 30, 2018 08:34AM - edited Dec 30, 2018 08:37AM by Misstic

When I was diagnose with my recurrence, I decided to look at my best because I was about to loose my left breast for the second time. I lost 23 pounds with a keto diet which gives you immediatly a younger look and a better skin. I also folllow Angie from the Youtube channel Hot&Flashy. There are things you cannot do especially under chemo like Retinol/Retin-A or electronic devices like Nuface wearing a port. The most effective product for me is the vitamin C serum and the Cerave moisturizer. Another Youtuber was testing the Matrixyl from the Ordinary and I did it during chemo. It was a complete game changer. I recommend it to everyone.

Dx 6/26/2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/15/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left) Chemotherapy 8/23/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 2/4/2016 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Dx 1/5/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/4/2018 Gemzar (gemcitabine), Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Dec 30, 2018 10:16PM YATCOMW wrote:

Eegads......do you have a brand that you use re: collagen that you are referring to? Thanks!!!

Dx 5/2004, ILC/IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 30, 2018 11:45PM Egads007 wrote:

Lily - the most important consideration with dermal fillers (besides going to a very qualified doc) is whether the type of filler is reversible or not...eg: you take one look in the mirror and see Bozo the clown staring back at you...you want to stick to the instantly reversible. Juvederm is one of those reversible type GENERALLY...so no absolute guarantee that the doc can put it back in order and you could be stuck with unsatisfactory results for 6-12 months....again this doesn’t often happen, but there is a small risk. Personally I decided against it because of the small risk of long term bad results (if it’s gonna happen, it’ll happen to me;) and the fact that it’s injected HA worries me. If you’re comfy with the small risk, definitely check it out with your MO first.

YATCOMW - I use Organika brand....from grass fed bovine, so no hormones or antibiotics etc. May not be for you if you’re vegan though. If you’re interested you can get this at Costco (best price) or amazon. Tastes a little bit funky, but added to coffee, smoothies or baking and it won’t come through. One tablespoon per day is the max you should take.

Another side note...retinol has probably made the biggest impact on my skin...fine lines and wrinkles aren’t wiped out ( only surgery can do that, no thanks!)but are definitely less noticeable (40-50% according to friends) and skin texture softer and smoother. Retinol takes time though, and consistent use...at least 6 months before you see good results....worth the wait.

First and foremost skin care regimes MUST include a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least a 30 spf rating, EVERY single day....especially you’re using acids or retinol...they put your skin at more risk for sun damage by nature of their action.

I guess my last paragraph should have been first :)))))

"I base all my fashion choices on what doesn't itch" (Gilda Radner) Chemotherapy 3/19/2013 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 8/22/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 10/31/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 31, 2018 08:29AM LillyDuff wrote:

Egads-007 Thank you. All good points and I'm taking down notes!!:)

Dx 4/25/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 11/14/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 1/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/18/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/16/2018 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery
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Dec 31, 2018 08:30AM LillyDuff wrote:

Misstic-Thank you for posting. Looking up Matrixyl now!

Dx 4/25/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/15/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/16/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 11/14/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 1/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/18/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/16/2018 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery
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Jan 6, 2019 08:21PM TWills wrote:

Question about Collagen, I read on one of the other threads that Collagen was a no no. Maybe it was certain kinda or maybe the amount. I was putting it in my coffee but stopped until I could do more research. So frustrating navigating what’s ok to take or use.

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/10/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jan 6, 2019 09:22PM jessie123 wrote:

Retin A --- prescription only and takes time,, but your makeup will glide on in a month or so and it removes fine lines over time.

Dx 11/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/14/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 7, 2019 11:04AM Misstic wrote:

TWills, I read too that collagen and hyaluronic acid, in other way than topical way, are no go because they enhance metastasis. We are already stage III, no need to help the cancer.

Dx 6/26/2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/15/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left) Chemotherapy 8/23/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 2/4/2016 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Dx 1/5/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/4/2018 Gemzar (gemcitabine), Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Jan 9, 2019 06:57AM - edited Jan 10, 2019 07:07AM by TWills

Edit- asked my ONC at my appt yesterday about Collagen and she said it was absolutely ok to take it.

So true Misstic, I'm not Stage 3 but I don't want to take any great risks for sure.

jessie123, how often did you apply your retinA? And how long before the flaking and roughness subsided? I was told on average it could take 3 months. I've started out applying once a week and will move up over time. The hardest part is wearing foundation the few days after use because of the flaking, although it's light, it still looks yucky.


Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/10/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap

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