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What Helps Women Stick to Hormonal Therapy Treatment Plans After Surgery?

What Helps Women Stick to Hormonal Therapy Treatment Plans After Surgery?

August 25, 2023

Lowering medicine prices seems to be one of the best ways to help women stick to their hormonal therapy treatment plans after breast cancer surgery. Read more…


  • kaynotrealname
    kaynotrealname Member Posts: 275
    edited September 4

    I think it would also holp if they'd take the side effects seriously that some women develop. We have good medication to counteract the side effects of chemo but with the lack of estrogen, it's hit or miss. I'm lucky enough to have very few if any side effects so sticking with it isn't a big deal. But I know some women are crippled due to it.

  • rach3lnyc
    rach3lnyc Member Posts: 2

    I am on anastrozole as well as Lupron and the hot flashes are intolerable, practically every hour on the hour. The only thing that I have found that actually works is taking cold water baths. If I go in for 2-3 min at about 50-55 degrees I have a dramatic reduction in frequency and severity of my hot flashes. I use a feed trough attached to chiller/pump/filter but you can totally try it in a bathtub. Depending on how cold your groundwater is, you may not need to add much ice. I won’t pretend it’s easy but I would rather have a few minutes of discomfort every day than suffer every hour with hot flashes, especially at night because they interfere so much with my sleep.