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Patsy's Story

About her story

"Je connais le sentiment qui vous anime quand vous apprenez pour la première fois que vous ou un parent vient d'être diagnostiqué d' un cancer du sein."

En Février 2002, Patsy découvert une bosse et a prévu une mammographie avec son médecin. Le médecin a effectué une biopsie et Patsy un diagnostic de cancer du sein de stade 2.

Patsy décrit son diagnostic en mots "ce fut comme une foudre en pleine figure. Je me pré cipiteé à terre." Mais, comme tant d'autres, Patsy a compté sur la force et le soutien de sa famille et de ses amis comme source s'espoir necessaire pour vaincre le cancer du sein.

Écoutez l'histoire de Patsy et d'apprendre comment la famille et amis l'on supportée durant les moments durs de son diagnostic.

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    I have been on Arimidex for about six months. Trying like crazy to lose weight. I am at the gym three to four times a week doing 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training. Anyone else gaining or having trouble losing on Arimidex?

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      anonymous
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      Nancy I am with you very frustrating I had cut back on starches exercised daily plus have a very active type of job. After 3 years my weight has finally stabilized. I felt better once I changed my mind set to just accept the weight gain and Realize no matter what I do it's decided to stay. My...

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      anonymous
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      Hey Ladies,

      I am not on Arimidex but on Femara. I tried Tamoxifen but couldn't take it so had to have my ovaries removed then started on Femara. I have not had weight gain from the meds but I gained thru radiation and chemo. I gained TOO MUCH!!! We started this program at my church called First...

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      Hey Ladies,

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  • Mimi Carroll Profile

    Someone posted a bit ago about tapering on to arimidex - starting with small dose and building up... What were the dosages?????

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      anonymous
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      Mimi, I have been on Arimidex since December, 2011. My pill is only 1 mg.

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    • Mimi Carroll Profile
      anonymous
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      Hi Nancy, 1mg is pretty standard.. In 5 days that 1mg can take out all your estrogen... Someone posted that they tapered on and the more gradual decrease of estrogen was easier.... I just don't know what dose they did...

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    Has anyone had ringing and pain in the ears while on arimidex? My nurse says it isn't related but I keep finding other people have had a similar problem.

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      Jen, I have been on Arimidex for one year. I had tinnitus, ringing in my ears, before I had cancer. I had learned to live with it. I have not noticed that it got any worse on Arimidex.

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      anonymous
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      I am extremely medication sensitive and have lots of side effects with Arimidex but this is not one of them.

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    What has been your experiences with arimidex? Not sure I want to take. It. Tumor size 4mm stage 1, invasive ductal. Please advise.

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      anonymous
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      I am in my last year of Femara and feel extremely lucky to have had a type of breast cancer that was ER+ PR+ Her2- There are drugs that can lower the hormones my breast cancer fed off of. You are also lucky to have this type of breast cancer. Plenty of women on this board so not have this...

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      anonymous
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      I took it for five years with minimal side effects. It is extra insurance! Good luck with your decision.

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