Arrythmia and chemotherapy

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Hi all,

I had a surgery for breast cancer 2 weeks ago and pathology result says no clear margins after the operation so chemotherapy is an option as a part of my treatment plan. I however have an arrythmia and I am very worried about how I'll respond to treatment. Anyone with similar experience? Any thoughts or advice on that will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you! X

  • Hi  

    I don't have arrythmia but I noticed that your post hadn't had any replies yet.

    As you know the online community is divided up into different support groups, so I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you also post this question in the breast cancer group, which I can see you've joined.

    If this is something that you'd like to do just click on the link I've created which will take you straight to the group where you can start a new post in the same way as you did here, and join in with existing conversations by clicking on reply.

    It would be great if you could pop something about your diagnosis and treatment so far to into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

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  • Make sure you mention the arrythmia to your oncologist as this may affect your treatment. I had to have heart scan at start of chemo. 

  • Thank you for your reply, F1 petrolhead! I already let them know and I'll be seen by a cardiologist prior to my treatment but nevertheless I'm very concerned about how it will affect my further treatment. I hope they'll find a way to deal with the problem... xx 

  • I have atrial fib also and was very worried even though I was reassured by the doctor that it would be okay.  Too late for surgery for me but had my first chemo two weeks ago and it wasn't as bad as anticipated, keep calm and carry on, seems a good motto to live by.  Good luck with your treatment

  • Thank you so much for your reply, Lazystitcher! It might sound silly but it's always a (slight!) relief to know how people with similar health issues are coping in similar situations! Plus, everything seems worse prior to personal experience! Well, sometimes things are really hard to go through but I try to stay positive as much as I can. Fingers crossed everything goes well with your treatment too! 

    Lana xx