Feb 10, 2020 05:10PM sbelizabeth wrote:
I've been on letrozole almost eight years and I'll definitely go to ten years. My onc kinda wants me to stop at ten, since my bones are beginning to show effects and it's caused my cholesterol to skyrocket. So now I'm on a statin, which will probably kick my already-borderline blood glucose further toward diabetes. Thank you breast cancer, for the handful of pills I take every day to counteract the effects of the pill meant to save my life.
It scares me to think of stopping at ten years, though, with so many recurrences later than that. Given the choice between porous bones+high cholesterol+high blood glucose and cancer recurrence, I'll take the former.
My onc stopped drawing tumor markers just this year. I've been stable for a long time, and he thinks it's a waste of time and money at this point. He also said it'd be ok to see him just once a year, instead of twice.
No lung issues, though. It's amazing, since they really cooked me with radiation.