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Jul 7, 2011 04:23PM
, edited Jul 7, 2011 04:24PM
I know it's scary, but remember that most women who post here are women who have issues, not the thousands who don't have issues. And, I think of some of the sisters here who have gone to Stage 4, and passed, who had chosen not to try Tamoxifen (like the very special RobinWendy).
Tamoxifen works really well in pre-menopausal women; it has an amazing track record - longer, really than almost any other treatment. Our docs have fixes for lots of them
I quit after 2 years, because I had joint pain, but I was post-menopausal, with a grade 1 tumor, no nodes, and incredible margins. And my onc said whatever I decided, since my odds are very good.
Your tumor was grade 3, and larger than 2 cm. And you have a long life ahead of you.
The good thing about these oral meds is you can stop. I would strongly recommend that you be really honest with your oncologist, and remember that s/he is on your side.
I wish you didn't have to make this decision.
Sue - Proud to be Krista's Mom
12/28/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)