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Does chemo trigger your anxiety and/or depression?

<p>Does chemo trigger your <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/anxiety/?label=anxiety" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5f00553f33fe98d1b4" data-name="anxiety" title="anxiety" target="_blank">anxiety</a> and/or <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/depression/?label=depression" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce7600553f33fe991123" data-name="depression" title="depression" target="_blank">depression</a>?</p>
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Biopsy

I got the test results from the biopsy they took on Thursday. The procedure where they also took out my IUD, did a pap smear, and gave me my next Lupron shot. It's not good news. They found the cancer has spread to that spot. The weird thing is that area has been oddly itchy for roughly a year, and I mentioned that and another itchy area on a breast, at the time I really noticed it, to my primary care doc. She told me not to worry about it, and it was probably nothing. I'm wondering if I've been dealing with the cancer since then? Much earlier than I thought. Maybe it spread to that area before the bones. Would that area be considered skin or part of my reproductive tract? It was found throughout all the layers of the samples. Either way, it seems to be in another organ system now. They might have to take out even more when they do the hysterectomy, which means longer recovery time and more drastic looking. I thought it would just come back fine. #Biopsy #Hysterectomy #Health #Cancer #MetastaticBreastCancer #metastaticcancer #BreastCancer #tests

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Thought I’d introduce myself. I’ve had many different health conditions, but the most limiting and scary right now has been metastatic breast cancer. I was dianosed in April after finding it through biopsies of my breasts. A while before that tests showed it had already spread to my bones. (It’s in my skull, shoulder blades, sternum, spine, pelvis, all over my ribs, etc.) It may have caused my fall in the shower back in March, too. If it’s in the bones, it can weaken them and make it easier to break them. I did end up breaking my right shoulder. I had surgery, and am still recovering from that. That’s been a pain on top of the treatments. My mom had stage 4 breast cancer as well, but it wasn’t as agressive. What got her in the end was really abdominal tumors. (She passed away 8 years ago.) Anyways, I’m overwhelmed with the treatments lately. My condition has gotten bad enough, I actually am using palliative home care. Without that I wouldn’t be able to function at all. They even come in to help me showers. The idea that people tend to not live long with this disease is difficult, too. I’ve been trying to improve my life through fun things every day. That’s turned into highlights and has kind of felt uplifting. A lot of the time it’s small things like a walk on boardwalk, trying a cheese tasting plate, afternoon tea, etc. I’ve also subscribed to monthly boxes. One being snacks featured from a different country each time, and the other with horror/mystery books. Something to look forward to. Haven’t gotten either yet, but they sound fun. #Life #Cancer #MetastaticBreastCancer #metastaticcancer #introduction #Intro #Health #Fun

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