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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 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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    almost 3 years 3 answers
    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      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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      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 new goal is just to maintain and not gai

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    • Karen Locklear Profile
      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,

      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 Place for Health and I am now losing weight!!!! Ye-Hee!!!! This might be something you would like to look into. It not only helps you make better food choices but heals you mentally and spiritially. I have been so blessed by God through this experience I just wanted to share with you all!!!! God bless each one of you. I hope this helps.

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  • Elizabeth Willan Profile

    What are the side effects of arimidex?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 3 years 1 answer
    • Nancy L Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I've taken Arimidex for 4 years now and have had almost no side effects. I've gained weight and I occasionally have minor joint pain, but that's all. For more info, research Arimidex on the Internet - but remember the complainers always outnumber the satisfied patients. :-)

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  • Lisa M Profile

    I am currently taking Tamoxifen, but am now being switched to Arimidex as my oncologist stated that I am post menopausal :( Darn chemo!! Don't get me wrong, I'm glad not to have a period, but wasn't expecting menopause at 41 :(

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2011
    almost 3 years 5 answers
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      I hear you I too was switched from tamoxafen to arimidex because I'm menopausal now an excelerated rode to menopause. But hey got to be thankful we're alive hot flashes do suck though. Take care and know you are not alone

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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Hi Alison. Through blood testing of your hormone levels it'll show if you are menopausal. It is not uncommon to not have periods during chemo or while on estrogen blockers so the only sure way of knowing if you are menopausal is by blood testing.

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  • Lynnette Belt Profile

    Do you gain weight from taking Arimidex?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 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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