Feb 1, 2011 10:28AM TonLee wrote:
Welcome AlaskaAngel! I see from your tag you chose to skip Herceptin and you are 10 years out!! Amazing. I'm sure you've told the story a hundred times on this board, would you care to make it 101 as to why you chose to skip Herceptin? Was it offered at the time? Details!! Lol
MMM5 welcome! Do you celebrate every year? Do you think that's important to do? I plan on living a long time and any reason to celebrate...well, heh, I'm on board.
LL welcome, so glad you are feeling well! I admit I don't know a lot about Tam or Arm, I am researching as I go, step by step. I've run across literature suggesting Boniva (Sally Fields is the spokesperson for it) not only rebuilds bone density but early studies indicate it protects against bone cancer. That's all I've read about it though, so haven't really fleshed it all out.
Sunflower the flax seed ‘should' be fresh, ground (a coffee grinder works great) and eaten within 20 minutes (turns bitter after that) to be most beneficial. I have several studies on flax seed and how it should be consumed...though at the moment I can't tell you where they are! I read about it a couple years ago when I wanted to "do something" extra for my health. But you can go to google scholar and read about it.
Sara I am 42 and thinking about a ovarian ablation. I have ALWAYS had problems with my periods. In fact, I would only have two a year so I went on birth control pills for 20 years to force my body to have a monthly cycle. Now I wonder if maybe my body knew estrogen would grow cancer and so limited it. I had a really heavy bad period starting the first day of treatment (TMI..I know) for 10 days...I became anemic (still am) but haven't had one since.
Don't you hate the "wait for symptoms" reply? I hate it because a single scan can literally save your life, or at least years of it.