Tag Archives: Breast Cancer Treatment

Intro

2 Jan Light at end of tunnel

Hello folks,

I was diagnosed with an aggressive primary, locally advanced breast cancer last year at the age of 33, and kept a journal of my experiences and tips that helped me through treatment. Apart from the cathartic element of sharing my experiences and tips (which I am doing in an A-Z format – hence the name!), I do hope that they will be of help to someone out there facing the cr*pness that is cancer. Please bear in mind that these posts are based on MY personal experience and I am not medically trained, so any references to the medical side of things is based on what I’ve been told or read – do not take my word over your healthcare professionals’! Please remember we are all different and will react in different ways to everything “C” – both emotionally and physically. Much of what I write will not be applicable to those with secondaries or other types of cancer.

Breast Cancer TreatmentIt is a bit of a work in progress and I will be updating it daily over the next few weeks, so please bear with me.

To any of you about to start treatment, it’s not as bad as you think it’s going to be. For those of you in the throes of treatment, there is light at the end of the tunnel and you are getting closer to it, day by day.

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Index

20 Dec a to z of all things c

A to Z of everything C

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Introduction

A is for… Alternative and Complimentary Medicine

B is for… Beauty Tips During Chemo

C is for… Chemo Schmemo

D is for… Diagnosis – A Life-Changing Event

E is for… Emotions

F is for… Family and Fertility

G is for… Gift Ideas

H is for… Hairloss

I is for… I’ve finished but I still feel rubbish…

J is for… Jumping the Gun – “Scanxiety”

K is for… Keeping Hair – Cold Capping

L is for… Lymphoedema

M is for… Menopausal Symptoms

N is for… Nutrition and Diet

O is for… Operations

P is for… Preparing Yourself for Treatment and Surgery

Q is for… Quacks

R is for… Reconstruction

S is for… Sex and all that Jazz…

T is for… Tamoxifen

U is for… Underwear

V is for… Virtual Friends

W is for… Weighty Issues

X is for… X-Rays, Tests and Scans

Y is for… YAAAAAWN – Dealing with Fatigue

Z is for… Zapping those Cancer Cells – Radiotherapy