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Hi I have breast cancer and am having chemotherapy. I am going ok on the whole but have anxiety about my treatment and nausea. I feel like other people cope better than me. How do people cope with anxiety?
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the way I cope with nausea is the tablets they give you. also sipping ginger ale is also helpful. do you have to have radiation later I do after my chemo but I don't like the sound of radiation and they say a whole mascetomy is equal to radiation would like to know your opinion on this
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Thanks for your tips. Yes I will have radiation after my chemo. Everyone says it's much easier than chemo. As I understand it, accepted medical wisdom is that we need radiation if we keep our breast and have a lumpectomy. The radiation is designed to kill any remaining cancer cells in the breast that had cancer. I am also having some nodes radiated. I am ok about the radiation, there are risks associated with it but because it is easier than chemo I worry less about it. I would follow medical advice.
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