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Topic: Completed tamoxifen, postmenopausal and overies woke up?

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Posted on: Apr 24, 2013 03:08AM

Elaine1962 wrote:

Diagnosed with stage 2 bc October 2009. Did a dbl mastectomy, no treatment except tamoxifen. Was on tamoxifen for 3 years, tested and am postmenopausal and now periods have started back up. Only had 4 periods while on tamoxifen, now on anastrozole. Seen my gynecologist today, to have biopsy because of bleeding. He said my "overies woke up". I think I should have overies removed. Has anyone had anything like this. Help

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Apr 24, 2013 06:46AM Moderators wrote:

Elaine, welcome to BCO.

Untill other members come along to post you may be interested in checking out the main site's section on Hormonal Therapy for more information about ovarian removal.

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Apr 24, 2013 07:49PM jklimek wrote:

Tamoxifen also increases the risk of uterine cancer, or so my oncologist said, so she told me that after one year on Tamoxifen she will do a pelvic ultrasound. You might ask about that.

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May 15, 2013 02:26AM msphil wrote:

Hello all, I was on tamoxifen for 5 yrs, diagnosed with idc, stage 2, 3 nodes involved, L mast, chemo and rads, I have yearly paps, and no polyps found (Praise God)  and I am a 19 yr Survivor, Grace of God, and had hot flashes really bad, weight gain, BUT I,m still here. msphil

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Jul 5, 2013 11:06PM aaoaao wrote:

Me and my ONC thought the chemo I had almost 4 years ago knocked out my periods.  My ONC switched me from tamoxifen to anastrozole because she thought I was now postmenopausal.  My breast cancer came back with mets to my spine.  So she took me off anastrozole because I was starting chemo again.  After 2 weeks off of anastrozole my period came back with a vengence.  Again I knew it was my period due to cramping, spotting, then heavy bleeding.  I couldn't believe it that after almost 4 years I had the "curse" again.  I have an apt with my gyno (at the request of my ONC) to be certain I don't have any problems down there.  After that I'm gonna demand something to suppress my periods.  I don't need to be anemic while going through chemo.

Brenda - I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within. (Rumi) Dx 11/28/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/18/2010 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 5/25/2010 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/8/2010 Dx 4/18/2013, IDC, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/18/2013 Bone Chemotherapy 6/3/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel)

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