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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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    I will be starting Arimidex and was wondering what is the best time of day to take this medication, my Oncologist says early morning, I would like to hear from someone already taking it.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
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      Sorry I o ly lasted 2 weekson

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    • tara mollick Profile
      anonymous
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      I had to take Tamoxifen and I also took mine at night for the same reason as above :)

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    Has anyone had foot pain while taking Arimidex? Any suggestions as to how to deal with it? I have been taking Arimidex for 8 months and experience bone and joint pain elsewhere, but my feet are most affected at the moment.

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    Survivor since 2010
    about 6 years 2 answers
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      anonymous
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      Be sure and talk to your doctor about this. This pain may just be caused strictly as a side effect of the drug. You may also have stress fractures in your feet. I had stress fractures in both feet a couple of years ago while taking a hormone blocking drug. Stress fractures can happen anytime...

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      Be sure and talk to your doctor about this. This pain may just be caused strictly as a side effect of the drug. You may also have stress fractures in your feet. I had stress fractures in both feet a couple of years ago while taking a hormone blocking drug. Stress fractures can happen anytime and you don't necessarily have to be a runner or do any other type of high foot stress athlete. It can happen while just walking or not wearing shoes with good support. This is not-a-big-deal but I had to wear a foot/ankle boot for support while it was healing. This is a possibility so check with your doctor. My feet healed just fine but it was a pain because first one foot broke and right after it was healing, the other foot broke. Arrrrrgh. Take care, Sharon

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    • Phyllis Edmonds Profile
      anonymous
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      I have been taking Arimidex for four years. My feet and ankles hurt. Generally they only hurt when I start walking and once I have walked for a little while it gets much better. Until it subsides the bottom of my feet hurt the worse. Seems like I feel every bone in my feet and they all hurt. ...

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      I have been taking Arimidex for four years. My feet and ankles hurt. Generally they only hurt when I start walking and once I have walked for a little while it gets much better. Until it subsides the bottom of my feet hurt the worse. Seems like I feel every bone in my feet and they all hurt. Sorry, wish I had better news. Hang in there.

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

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    Learning About Breast Cancer
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      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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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Next step is faslodex

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  • Lisa S Profile

    Has anyone had migraines from arimidex? I've been on it for about a month and have been having migraines for about a week. If so what helped because I've tried everything.

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    Stage 4 Patient
    about 6 years 3 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Hi Lisa, I am also on an aromatase type drug... Femara.... similar but different. I have an entire boatload of side effects but headache, especially those lousy migraine's isn't one of them. I would give your doctor a call tomorrow and ask him/her about it. Especially what to do for the...

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      Hi Lisa, I am also on an aromatase type drug... Femara.... similar but different. I have an entire boatload of side effects but headache, especially those lousy migraine's isn't one of them. I would give your doctor a call tomorrow and ask him/her about it. Especially what to do for the headache. Is it one of the types of migraine where you get the flashes of light and then, nausea and one sided pain. Or is it just an awful headache. Is it in the same place or does it hurt in different area's. A good description will help narrow it down so you don't have to suffer a headache too. Keep us posted and you be sure and call tomorrow. Take care, Sharon

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    • Verena Munday Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Lisa, I had headaches and it seemed it was from the nausea medicine, the doctor was so great to keep trying for something that would work. The insurance company had a fit but it finally seemed to work...going for my third chemo treatment today, we will see if it works this time.

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