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Have been on tamoxifen 3 years am now menopausal my doctor wants to change me to anastrozole, letrozole or exemestane. And have me take it for another 5 years. Is that the common practice? What are the side effects you have experienced with these drugs?

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Survivor since 2003 over 6 years
 
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    anonymous
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    I have been on tamoxifen nearly 3 years just had a hysterectomy because I had thickening on my uterus, a side effect of the tamoxifen. The original plan was tamoxifen 3 years & then take ovaries out & go to an AI. I questioned why not hysterectomy & dr had an ultrasound which found the excess tissue. I now will be going on an AI but don't know which one yet.
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Hi Jackie. Thanks for your response to my question. I has been seeing an gyn oncologist and had originally wanted a total abdominal hysterectomy with removal of my ovaries. (TAH/BSO) He was willing to do it but wasn't sure if insurance would cover...

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      Hi Jackie. Thanks for your response to my question. I has been seeing an gyn oncologist and had originally wanted a total abdominal hysterectomy with removal of my ovaries. (TAH/BSO) He was willing to do it but wasn't sure if insurance would cover since my BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 were negative so he was following me a had a couple episodes of irregular bleeding he did an endometrial biopsy which just showed I was still a young'in having a normal cycle. I also had an ultrasound several months after uterine lining was also normal. No justification for the TAH BSO. I do need to follow up just keep putting it off. I see how busy the Gyn oncologist is and I feel like I'm taking someone's spot that really needs to be there. You have reminded me to make that appt before I start the next cycle of meds. Has your doctor also suggested to take Fosomax for prevention of osteoporosis do to the AI.? Fosomax side effects scare me more then the AI. Wishing you a speedy recovery from your hysterectomy take care

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