Wow What a great group of people. I have just found this web page and I was the one asking about hot flashes. I got a lot of sugestions but I have tried them all. My doctor told me to stay away from anything that will make my body to produce estrogen like black cohosh, soy products ect. I am taking 150mg of effexor but the problem with that is I have just gotten married for the first time and effexor + hystorectomy= 0 sex drive. so I am now trying clonidine and it is working some.
Like I stated in my first message I was dignosed in August of 1999 my tumor was 4cm and I had 17 postive nodes out of 25. I got my results from my last lab work and chest xray yesterday and there is still no sign of cancer. I have another question I need to ask. Due to the farmers feeding cows and chickens hormones, do you feel this is causing cancer? Like I said I was 35 when I was dignosed and not scheduled to have a mamagram for anther 5 years. I believe we should be screening women at a early age, due do more and more women is having cancer at an earlier age. what do you think? Hope to hear from all of you again. when I learn how to navigate through this web site I will be more active in discussions. wanda