Arimidex 5 years or longer
I would like some input about the aromatase inhibitors and the length of prescription.
Yesterday was an awful day. My oncologist told me that I was now five years on Arimidex and the study on Arimidex had only gone on for a five year period of time so there are no more reviews as to whether continue using Arimidex after the five year time period.
I have had Breast Cancer two times. A primary tumor in each breast 11 years apart. 1992 and 2003. I had an estrogen receptor postitive tomour both times. So this drug Arimidex has knocked down a percentage of the estrogen and now the DR. wants to take me off the drug. One reason was osteoporosis. I take Fosamax and have for many years.
I am in the prime age for breast cancer, I have had breast cancer twice, I am estrogen positive and for the life of me I cannot understand why in the world the woman would take me off a drug that can help me.
All she said was that the study was done for only five years. And she would not give me a prescription for the Arimidex. I am lost. I was so upset and still am. I feel like hope was taken from me. What if this drug could save me from getting another tumor?
Do any of you have experience with what I am talking about??? Thanks.