Jan 12, 2011 08:27AM LizM wrote:
Actually, I believe it is the opposite. Tamoxifen is better for your bones than Femara. One of the major side effects of Femara is bone loss and osteoporosis. Aromatase inhibitors (Femara, Arimidex and Aromosin) can cause bone loss which is why many of us taking them also take bisphonsonates such as Fosomax. You may want to get a 2d opinion on what is the best hormonal therapy to use for your particular situation. Is your medical oncologist the one who is advising you to switch to Femara? I ask because I find that many doctors who don't specialize in breast cancer do not know much about Femara. I would ensure that I get an opinion from a medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer and is from a major cancer center.