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10 years of hormone drugs or removal of the ovaries ? Taking suggestions ?

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stage_3c Patient 13 days
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I did both after being diagnosed with breast cancer. My father loss 2 sisters & mom to ovarian cancer. It was the obvious choice for me 🙏🏾
    11 days Flag
    • kerrie wilson Profile
      anonymous
      stage_3c Patient

      How did you do both

      11 days Flag
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      My guess would be she had her ovaries removed which put her into menopause so the med was changed accordingly for someone who went through menopause.

      9 days Flag
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I'll start with....It sounds like you need to talk further with your team of dr's. They will suggest what's best for your treatment plan. I'm guessing you are pre-menopausal, hence the 10 year question? Tomoxifen is for premenopausal women and there are several drugs for post. The norm was 5 years for the two type of drugs. If you choose to have your ovaries out, you would still to go on a 'post menopauseal' med. our bodies still produce estrogen regardless and these drugs are a must for hormone positive cancer. It's what it feeds off of. My dr's advised not to have another surgery if not really warranted. I have been on tamoxifen for 5 years now and will continue for a total of 10. It was horrible at first. Yoga, water and time is my best suggestion. Prayers to you.
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Do what you feel most comfortable with doing. I was post menopausal when I was diagnosed so was started on an AI for a minimum of 5 years. I started my 5th year a few weeks ago and asked my Onc. about it yesterday and was told they are now doing studies to see if longer than 5 is better unless I'm having problems with them so guess I'll play it by ear for now.
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  • brenda gregory Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I think I would get ovaries out.then you don't have to worry about ovarian cancer. I hated the hormone blockers turned me into an old woman fast and was terrible on my bones....
    12 days Flag
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I don't have my ovaries so had no choice but to go on an AI.

      12 days Flag
  • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    I was 53 when after .. Stage 3 b breast cancer ..............double mastectomy, chemo radiation., then hormone meds ...... I was still having Pap swear tests .... after a year of testing and unsure about results.. then talk about More Cancer !! I had a total Hysterectomy .. but I'm still taking Hormonal Tablets for the next ten yrs!! So I'm happy less chance of Ovarian cancers .. and even through the tables cause a few side effects! It's a small price to pay For LIFE 🌷🌷🌷 now I'm 57 and living loving and happy 🍀🍀🍀
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  • kerrie wilson Profile
    anonymous
    stage_3c Patient
    I am in my early 40s and I'm pre-menopausal I do not have a uterus but I have egg producing ovaries
    13 days Flag
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It just depends if you want to take pills for 10 years or have surgery; me I'd rather take pills unless issues arise.

      13 days Flag
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      And too it's not so much the ovaries are still producing eggs but the Estrogen they also produce if your tumor was fed by Estrogen.

      12 days Flag

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