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10/10/2017Fatigue and DCIS = depression? Anemia?

I was diagnosed late September with DCIS, totally unexpected. I'm 35 and have noticed a decline in my health/vitality over the past 1.5/2years or so. I was handing all of this well for the first week but now all I do is sit around resarching breast cancer online. I don't have energy to get up and go but also feel physically weak. I used to exercise daily but over time that has trailed off though I'm still fit. Is it possible to become anemic due to DCIS? I read somewhere that cancer cells are full of more iron. Could they be consuming resources I need? Mine is about 3cm with dozens of microcalcifications. Tired of being tired but too tired to do anything about it. I need to request a nutritional panel from my doctor.

ALSO - about 2 years ago I started urinating blood when I have my menstrual period (hematuria), could this all be connected? I have since gotten scans of my kidneys, a camera up my urethra, and bladder and kidneys are fine. I am tired of feeling unbalanced.
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10/10/2017sounds more like clinical depression. arrange to meet with a psychotherapist about this. not uncommon either.

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