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Patsy's Story

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"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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  • sheri santorsola Profile

    So estrogen receptive cancer re occurrence while taking tamoxifen and arimadex what is left to try?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 2 years 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Sheri,

      This is a great question to ask your oncologist. If he can't answer you, it's time to find a new oncologist maybe in a larger city or cancer center. Not all oncologists are created equal! My brother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer this past December. His physician felt it was...

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      Sheri,

      This is a great question to ask your oncologist. If he can't answer you, it's time to find a new oncologist maybe in a larger city or cancer center. Not all oncologists are created equal! My brother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer this past December. His physician felt it was such early stage and -0- on the onco DX test he could have a consult with a suburban oncologist in his area. His doctor said if it would have been a more aggressive or later stage cancer he would have sent him into Seattle. Hang in there and take care, Sharon

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    • sheri santorsola Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Next step is faslodex

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  • Susan Denevan Profile

    Is anyone taking arimedix? And if so, what is your experience like?

    Asked by anonymous

    Stage 2A Patient
    over 2 years 5 answers
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Afternoon Susan I was just switched to arimedix after taking tamoxifen for the past 3 years i'm now menopausal so was switched. The cycle begins again severe hot flashes exhaustion bone and joint pain. My doctor says it'll take about a month to adjust again. Was told if your feeling the side...

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      Afternoon Susan I was just switched to arimedix after taking tamoxifen for the past 3 years i'm now menopausal so was switched. The cycle begins again severe hot flashes exhaustion bone and joint pain. My doctor says it'll take about a month to adjust again. Was told if your feeling the side effects then it's doing it's job

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    • Mary Foti Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Nancy, I have had the same experience as you. I have had bone and joint pain, along with hot flashes, since I started Arimidex in October 2011. I find exercise really does help - for me, I try to do at least 30 minutes of yoga or walking every day. If I don't do that, I notice more stiffness. I...

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      Nancy, I have had the same experience as you. I have had bone and joint pain, along with hot flashes, since I started Arimidex in October 2011. I find exercise really does help - for me, I try to do at least 30 minutes of yoga or walking every day. If I don't do that, I notice more stiffness. I really don't like this drug, but hopefully it's working so I will not complain!

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  • anonymous Profile

    Has anyone else taking Arimidex. Had hair loss?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 3 years 1 answer
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I took Arimidex. No hair loss, but extreme joint pain. Had to switch to Femara, and then Aromasin. All of them cause joint pain, but no hair loss after 2.5 years. Hot flashes are another side effect.

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  • Lynnette Belt Profile

    Do you gain weight from taking Arimidex?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 3 years 4 answers
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    • Patti E Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes, unfortunately I did. That combined with early menopause from chemotherapy (and not getting as much exercise as I should) have all contributed to weight gain.

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    • Nancy L Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I've had the same experience as Patti, after four years of Arimidex. I've gained weight in my tummy area - the good news, though, is that I'm alive and well. A little extra weight seems a small price to pay.

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