Anyone ER+ PR+ opting out of hormone therapy?
Hi, I just had surgery for DCIS last Thursday. Unfortunately, didn't get clear margins, so more is scheduled in a couple of weeks. After that I am agreeing to radiation therapy as all the literature I can find supports that treatment. However, I read such mixed reveiws on hormone therapy. And my gut says putting these meds into my body for five years carries at least as much risk as reward.
I know you can reduce estrogen by losing fat. I'm carrying about 10-15 extra pounds. I'm thinking of modifying my diet and seriously losing weight. I am not highly motivated:)
In any case, I am pretty certain at this point I will not let the oncologist talk me into hormone therapy in addtion to the lumpectomy and radiation. Seems excessive for something they call pre-cancerous. Is anyone else feeling the same way?
DCIS Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+