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Recent breast cancer surgery

Sambam
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Hi all

Recently had lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed on the 15th June. Been told I will need radiotherapy and hormone therapy. Can anyone advise the side effects they had for both treatments please? Thank you in advance xx

Thehighlander
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Hi  and welcome to the Online Community, although I am sorry to see you finding us and so sorry to hear that you have been having treatment for Breast Cancer.

As my cancer journey was rather different you may like to follow this link to Breast cancer Forums where you will connect with people who understand the journey your are on. You can ask the folks questions about tests, treatments and what to expect during the months ahead. 

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latchbrook
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Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community although I'm sorry you've had to find us.

It's perfectly natural that you want to find out about possible side effects with your upcoming radiotherapy and hormone therapy so could I suggest that you join the very friendly and active breast cancer group where you can ask questions, share experiences and get support from others.

To join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'join this group' on the page that opens. You can then post a question or introduce yourself after selecting 'start a discussion' and respond to existing posts by clicking on 'reply'. 

Also available is a section called ask about radiotherapy where radiographer Kate can answer any questions about radiotherapy treatment.

When you have a minute it would be really useful if could pop something about your journey so far into your profile as it helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Edit 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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Sambam
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Thank you for advice will reach out to the Brest cancer group, take care x

lesleyhelen
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Hi

I'm from the breast cancer group and recently answered questions on this thread for a lady with the same diagnosis (mine was the same 2 years ago),  have a read through it all and if you have any more questions from what we've already discussed then post on the end of the thread as it might be a question that Sarah hasn't thought of yet and we can do our best to answer in the group.

Best wishes,

Lesley x

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