I am post menopausal and in addition to BC, I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I've had the arthritis for over 30 years. The RA is under control so I did not want to go on any of the aromatase inhibitors due to the side effects of joint and muscle pain. My oncologist was really pushing one of the AI's. We had many discussions and I have been on Fareston for almost one month and feel fine.
Fareston is a SERM like Tamoixifen that is mainly used for metastatic breast cancer which I do not have. My BC was IDC, stage 1 - lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Fareston is an antiestrogen, that is also known as Tamoxifen for post menopausal women. I had a hysterectomy so I do not have to worry about the possibility of uterine cancer.
Is anybody else using Fareston also called Toremifene for early stage hormone positive breast cancer? And if so what have your experiences been with this drug?