Completed 10 years anti-hormonal: now doc rx evista????
Dear all, I just finished a decade of tamoxifen/arimidex and finally exemestane. My current oncologist, at our last meeting, now suggested I take Evista, since I'm still considered high risk for breast cancer. I thought I'd be celebrating completing 10 years of AIs, and now I'm looking at taking them BEYOND ten years. 1)…
hot flashes and sleepless nights
Hello, I am taking tamoxifen for last 10 months and I am having a bad spell of hot flashes which affect greatly my sleep. Any one can suggest something to help with this issue. Thank you
Anastrozole and the Sh*tz
Hello my sisters in BC -- a lovely topic, I know. Do many of you have diarrhea from Anastrozole? I am just starting month three and have had it since week two. I was managing as best as I could (BRAT diet, etc.) but it is almost non-stop now. I called my Oncologist yesterday as it had gotten untenable. I was up stripping…
Why Tamoxifen if the DCIS has been removed?
Hello Community I was recently diagnosed with DCIS (2 mm) and had a partial lumpectomy this past Tuesday. The needle biopsy (prior to the lumpectomy) said it was my DCIS was hormone positive, which is a good thing. My estrogen levels are very high. What I don't understand at all is: if the DCIS has been removed, then what…
Exemestane and depression
Hi, I was recently switched from letrozole to exemestane, about a week and half ago. I was on letrozole for 2 years and due to bone pain that doesn’t seem to be letting up, she’s trying me on exemestane. So far a feel a slight relief of bone pain, but am now experiencing heavy depression and crappy moods since starting the…
Increased blood pressure....
Hi all I have been taking anastrozole for about 9 months and have had increasing blood pressure since then. I don't know if it's the anastrozole causing this, but I've never had blood pressure problems. Has anyone else had this?
Neoadjuvant Arimidex or other endocrine therapy?
So my treatment plans keep getting bounced around. I thought I'd be having surgery pretty soon, but my tumor is relatively large, and I unfortunately developed a Deep Vein Thrombosis in my upper arm after the IV from my breast MRI on 2/25. Until yesterday, I still thought that there was a plan for addressing my Xarelto…
Does anyone take Letrozole (Femara) every other day?
Does anyone take Letrozole (Femara) every other day? I hope to reduce the dose to ease my side effects. But my oncologist doesn't recommend taking it every other day. I've seen one or two persons mentioning this approach in other topic. I would like to know if there are more doing this (i.e. taking Letrozole every other…
Arimidex and developing a cough
Has anyone developed a nagging cough after taking Arimidex for a couple of months?
No hormone therapy needed?
I recently had a double mastectomy and am in the process of reconstruction. All sentinel node‘s (8) we’re negative, and I had lobular invasive and LCIS. The Largest cancer was 3mm. PR +, ER + HER2 negative. Stage 1B My breast surgeon said there is no need for radiation or chemo therapy due to the size of the largest cancer…