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Re: Periods after chemo? Did they return and when?

My sister had breast cancer and under went chemo and radiation, she has been in remission for 4 years now and has started bleeding extremely heavily and she has extreme pain.  Is this normal?

 

 

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Re: Periods after chemo? Did they return and when?

Hi all,
Just came across this forum and got myself in.I was diagnosed with stage 4 BC on March 2017..my BRCA1 test also came positive...underwent chemo, bilateral mastectomy followed by radiation..was on herceptine therapy after that, knowing i had a HER2 positive type of cancer...but recently moved to PA (USA) and went to see an oncologist with a view to resume my herceptine therapy.He adviced some PET and CT scans and now he says i have, had a triple negative cancer and would want me to be on certain chemo pills and stop herceptine from now on.I feel so confused and disappointed at this point! As if more than a year long confusion and mental devastation wasn't enough!..i had my last chemo on 29th june 2017 and started having periods again on and from feb 2018....Im so glad i found out this forum.Atleast i can talk my heart out now to people who would really understand what it all means.Also i have started having a blend of carrot, turmeric, Ginger smoothie...cut out sugar completely from my daily consumption....don't know if they are going to help but being from India i have had always relied on herbal remedies and a sound diet rather than harsh chemicals getting the best of me..Thank you all...have a great remission!
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I'm really shocked you went through all that before a biopsi....unbelieavable and so sorry for you. I was fortunate, i founf my lump, went to the GP and he said straight away it's a lump and I had official diagnosis in the same week. 

 

About treatment, my first oncologist was a woman that told me I had to have a mastectomy and the Chemo drug they had prescribed was not the best recommended for tripple negative when from the reserach i did. I went back and requested the recommended drug, she said yes, but on the next appointment I was told the hopital body said no. Anyway I went for a second opinion to another oncologist, who I found on google (UK breast oncologists) . He recommended different chemo drugs and he mastectomy may not be neccessary if my cancer was not caused by a faulty gene. My gene tests came back negative. I wrote to an oncologist at a different hospital and asked if he would accept me as a new patient. He did and I have to say I had the best care, had many chemo sessions, decided to continue working because they managed my side effects really well. Also had radiotherapy and a lumpectomy after treatement. 2 years clear and still going. 

 

Ladies get 2nd opinions....it helps ... I do wish you all the best.xxxx

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Hi, I'm a 32 yo single mom of two girls and came across this thread in my curiosity about my missing mensi. I had my youngest in 2016 and had been pumping breast milk so lumps weren't a concern, nor was pain. But a sharp pain had me going straight to the doctor who attempted to dismiss it as a blocked milk duct but I  refused  to leave his office until he agreed to at least an ultra sound of my breast. A week later the day after my ultra sound the doctor called me and had me go in for mammogram, and then a biopsy immediately after. Two days later the doctor called and told me it was breast cancer. Triple negative, stage 2 so it must have developed sometime after my daughter was born. Never in my life have I ever wanted to wrong  about something but I cried for about an hour. That was in March 2017. One pinched nerve, 3 surgeries 8 chemo sessions, several  trips to the emergency, one burnt down house, two lost cats, several hotels, several infections and wigs later, my hair and nails are growing back and the only thing I was curious about was when I should expect my menstrual cycle. From what I've read so far it might be a couple years. I don't mind it's  absence though I'm glad I had my girls when I did. Despite the difficulties they made this battle worth it. So don't let the doctor's off the hook. No one knows your body better than you do. If you feel something is off, push for results. And no matter how grim the battle field, no obstacle is impassable. Xoxoxo to those still fighting.

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I have the same suspicion because I had my first child and I have no any genetic linked case of my triple negative cancer I was very healthy, I was eating good I had good pregnancy season any how after 2 month or so I noticed a lump and went to my family doctor and showed him .......and he sent me to have ultrasound the result was glatocele accumulated milk in the duct..... and i get home and start pumping ......no change ..... went back to himvand asked him by the time my lump was 10 cm. He got shocked and send me to emergency.....I went to hospital in emergency  and one dotor came and checkd me, my  family history and so on and he said 95% is not  cancer and suggested me to have a hot pad on it and to pump as much as I could...OK....I was like....going home did what they told me. After a month or so the lump got so big..... and said  I got to see specialist. I just found one doctor and he took 2 biopsies  and he concluded triple negative cancer the stage at that time might 3 or not...... i did all the conventional treatment except the radiation i scared the radiation for my heart and lung.......well no occurance on the site of the mastoctomy which i will not regreat for not taking radiation .....currently my  breast cancer metastesized to the liver and lung...long story short. Guys listen to your guts. No jock.  Cancer is time sensitive the longer we wait to findout what is wrong to the breast pushing hard and ask as lot of specialist to see is important. 

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I was treated with tac for triple negative breast cancer in 2015 had my last period June 2015 and none after bloods in Jan 2017 confirmed that I was post menopausal. Last weekend July 2017 sore breasts, head ache and ratty, Sunday morning went to loo and hey presto blood been bleeding now for 6 days. Just had bloods done today but pretty confident that just short of 2 years that they will come back as peri menopause which I was before chemo
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Hi could you please email me about how to cleanse after chemo please Iv just had my last round and gained 40lb 😫😫😫 debbierobertson67@gmail.com
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Hi I just found your guys page. I just finish chemo and going through radiation. I had a question for Phoenix71. I also had triple Negative stage 3 breast cancer. I only had 8 chemo sessions. 4 of taxcol and 4 of taxcol and carbo. Know I'm doing 25 rounds of radiation plus I remove both of my breast. The reason why I ask if you had the same as me it cuz I want to make sure they are giving the best treatment. My process with my doctor has been horrible. I had been going to visit my OB doctor early Feb 2016 about a lump on my left breast and at the time I was 35. He told me there was no way I had cancer and in fact that I had lumpy breast. Anyhow time went on and I felt the lump so I keep emailing my doctor and his answer was, " women get lumps on their breast when the going to get their period." Well period never came and my lump got bigger. Finally I went to another OB and she referred me to ultra sounds and the ultra sound tech told me I had fatty tissue and to go home and put hot pad on my breast. Anyhow I didn't listen and ask to see a breast specialist. Three weeks later (june/july) I the breast specialist did a biopsy and in matter on threes day my result were in and I had breast cancer stage 3 in my lymph nobe too. So of course I don't trust them...
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Hi I just wanted to send you a massive hug because after reading your bit about periods etc I feel you are an absolute inspiration. You did so many rounds of chemo and radiation and now everything is fine and you have inspired me so much with your positive attitude etc . What I would inspire to be . I wish you so much happiness for your future 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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What year did you stop chemo...it takes the body sometime to kick out all the crap it went through...
Do you do a cleasing treatment for your liver. It took a beating during chemo!?!
If you wish to know how send me a messge.
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I had breast cancer (Stage 3+) in April of 2014...I started chemo treatments as our first course of action against my breast cancer. In end of May, I had cut my hair pixie style so that it wouldn't show as much when I started to loose my hair, for they told me it won't take long...After first chemo treatment hair loss was imminent! My period too was the next thing to go. So 30 rounds of chemo, then surgery to remove whatever that was left of the cancer. Had a month off to recuperate then started my 33 rounds of radiations! I have been in remission from cancer for almost 2 yrs now, Official on May 15, 2017. My last treatment of radiation was in the week of May 15, 2015. I just got my period back now that I am 45yrs old. I had my kids already so I was kind of hoping to fall into pre-menopause...But then even in pre-menopause, you do get some menstrual cycles in here & there...So yes, there is hope for all you younger ones out there. Still wanting a family, just be careful, make sure you keep an eye on your hormones...Make sure your doctor knows of your previous fight with cancer & survived it!!!

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Triple negative, stopped chemo in September, haven't had a period since first chemo in April. I'm 38 and want kids. Thanks for the hope
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I had triple negative breast cancer and am in the process of reconstruction after double mastectomy. I don't have any kids, but I have been pregnant. My sister died of malenoma right after giving birth. I truly feel any cancer and pregnancy is linked due to hormone changes and the craziness your body goes through.
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HER2 positive with ATM mutation and 1/2 of BRCA1 mutilation, don't ask. 

1. Started chemo at 47

2. Had very regular periods my whole life.

3. 6 months of chemo, double mastectomy, radiation, 3 months of just Herceptin a 3 month break and another 3 months of Herceptin. 

4. My period stopped from the first chemo treatment.

5. I had no hormone therapy.

6. 3 months after my last Herceptin treatment my period came back. It came back heavier than before but I've only had one at this point but a month has not passed since my last period.

 

Basically I have had 2 years of treatment in between surgeries etc. and my period came back at the age of 49. I will update as time goes on, BUT it gives hope to all. 

 

God Bless on your journey.

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Thank you for the information. I'm in my early thirties. I have no kids. I had Triple Negative Breast Cancer. It's been 7 months since chemo. My cycles didn't stop until chemo was over. I was having hot flashes from that shot but that has stopped. I went to see a fertility doctor about my periods & childbearing in the next year or so. I'm worried about my cycle. So I'm going to try that fertile aid. My eye lashes are still growing back & falling out so i know i have time for babies yet. But i want my cycle back.
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I went through a meanapause post chemo and it reversed. No periods for 8 months. All meanapausal symptoms and bloods confirmed this at 32. Had first natural pregnancy earlier this year, unfort ended in miscarriage and then again in Aug, not giving up hope... I got pregnant twice naturally post chemo - praying 3rd time lucky x
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Re: Periods after chemo? Did they return and when?

Hie all I guess periods differ from person to person or treatment type. I am undergoing chemo Fec-T and periods are normal every month.
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Sorry by the way my cancer was negative to all hormones. So i dont have a problem with estrogen or the other hormones.
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Hello to everyone.
I would like to share a news with you. After eleven months of no periods. I have finally have a period. It started last friday. It was very light to start with, coming stoping and now on my 4th day and more like a period now. For those who wish to have children maybe after waiting for 6 or 9 months and periods don't come you might benifit from using herble medication like fertil aid. I have used this last few weeks just for my periods to come back i was worried of becoming menspose early. So i used it and hven't finished the entire box yet and my periods have come back. Previously from my blood test the doctor was saying that i was menapousal but it might be temptory. How ever i never had hot flashes thank god. But even if the doctor says that you are menaposal don't forget that there is a 2 year period of possible waiting or more to be definate for sure that you are. So i hope i gave some hope for you. Good luck.
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Hi Maharjan. Also i am wondering about reconstruction Are you thinking about this. I want to have recontruction, but i am woried at the same time. However it is good that they give plenty of time for this. Thankyou.