Hi, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in August. I need to have chemotherapy, 6 cycles of fec/t followed by a mastectomy then radio therapy. Iam also her2 positive so need herceptin. I started my chemo today 3rd sept and had my first cycle of fec and as yet I don't feel any different so bit worried it's the calm before the storm.
i am interested in hearing how others have got on and welcome any tips
Hope you don't mind if I butt in but a couple of other things that have helped me are Aveeno cream as skin can become very dry especially hands and feet (you are entitled to get this on your free nhs prescription) and Corsodyl mouth wash which has helped with mouth sores and ulcers and keeps them at bay, although your doctor can also supply a mouth wash on prescription. I've painted my toe nails dark blue to protect them but not got round to hands as think I'm a bit too old for the goth look - good luck with your chemo and glad your first chemo went ok Suzy - rest when your body tells you to and don't overdo it xxx
I'm starting chemo this month and have my first chemo on 10/9. I was diagnosed at the end of June and had a mastectomy on 23rd July which I have recovered from well. I'm having Fec T and feeling very anxious about all the side effects etc.
I'm 46 and have 2 children my daughter is going back to uni soon and my son is 17 and has special needs.
I have a lovely supportive husband and friends around me to help.
Hi I am from sept sunbeams can't believe a year as gone by I found and still do find forum supportive and informative it's awful you have found yourself here and there will I'm sure more joining you just want to say hope all goes well for you and others joining you it can be rough at times but the forum is always here good luck DEN x