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Topic: Palliative Care does what my Oncology Dr can't

Forum: Palliative Therapy/Hospice Care — A unique forum ONLY for those trying to live well and/or trying to die well.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2016 02:43AM

Melabela wrote:

I have been with Palliative Care for around a year now and they are great. I advanced stage breast cancer. I was diagnosed in 2009 and it returned in 2014. I am now in remission. But I take arimadex, faslodex and they just added Ibrance, So I have a lot of pain, sleeplessness ,anxiety and so on.

Anyone else out there like this?

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Oct 26, 2016 02:48AM Moderators wrote:

Hi Melabela-

We want to welcome you to our community here at BCO! We're glad you've found a palliative care team that is working for you. Have you checked out our forum for stage 4 and mets members? There are a few threads there you might find interesting, on ibrance, arimadex, and faslodex:'re certainly not alone!

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Oct 26, 2016 02:49AM AmyQ wrote:

Hi Melabela

Welcome to BCO but very sorry you have to be here. Regarding your pain, sleeplessness, anxiety etc, palliative care providers should be able to offer suggestions and medications along with helpful eating and relaxation tips to deal with each of these issues. I have first hand knowledge and experience with palliative medicine and agree with you, they can be great. You just need to discuss each of these problems with your team.

Good luck to you -


Dx 2/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/8/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/18/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/24/2015 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/9/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant)

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