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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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  • Lisa W Profile

    Just saw my oncologist and looks like im post-menaposal. So i'll be taking arimidex hormone therapy instead of tomaxifin. Anybody on this hormone blocking med??? Any advice? Side effects? Thanks!

    Asked by anonymous

    Patient
    over 3 years 5 answers
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Hi Lisa, I was on tamoxifen for three years and 6 months ago was switched to arimidex since my hormone levels showed I was menopausal. The side effects that I'm experiencing are hot flashes, bone and joint pain and also weight gain the first month of switching was the worse. It's all tolerable...

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      Hi Lisa, I was on tamoxifen for three years and 6 months ago was switched to arimidex since my hormone levels showed I was menopausal. The side effects that I'm experiencing are hot flashes, bone and joint pain and also weight gain the first month of switching was the worse. It's all tolerable when you put it in perspective. It's great to be alive. Take care

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Lisa,

      I am taking Femara (Letrozole) which is the same thing. I am also post menapausal I am in my 5th year and will possibly be getting to stop taking it in January. One annoying side effect, I have had hot flashes. I also have osteoporosis and the Femara doesn't help. These are my side...

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      Lisa,

      I am taking Femara (Letrozole) which is the same thing. I am also post menapausal I am in my 5th year and will possibly be getting to stop taking it in January. One annoying side effect, I have had hot flashes. I also have osteoporosis and the Femara doesn't help. These are my side effects and we are all different and unique. You may not have the same side effects that I have so only time will tell. Take care, Sharon

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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
    almost 4 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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  • Anne Thompson Profile

    I am switching from Tamoxifen to Arimidex...thoughts?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2011
    almost 4 years 4 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I will probably be on Tamoxifen for another year or so and then on to arimidex so I am also interested in anyone's experience also. I am 54 but still haven't been through menopause, hadnt even started, my onco will test me again in a year or so, so until that happens I am on Tamoxifen. Side...

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      I will probably be on Tamoxifen for another year or so and then on to arimidex so I am also interested in anyone's experience also. I am 54 but still haven't been through menopause, hadnt even started, my onco will test me again in a year or so, so until that happens I am on Tamoxifen. Side effect haven't been too bad on tamoxifen and no weight gain but would like to know what o expect when I go on to arimidex, if I ever do.

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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      I switched from tamoxifen to arimidex about 4 months ago the first month I had a period a common occurrence per my gyn oncologist. Did have a endometrial biopsy to make sure all was okay. Hot flashes are more extreme dripping wet bone and joint pain also more severe then when I was on tamoxifen....

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      I switched from tamoxifen to arimidex about 4 months ago the first month I had a period a common occurrence per my gyn oncologist. Did have a endometrial biopsy to make sure all was okay. Hot flashes are more extreme dripping wet bone and joint pain also more severe then when I was on tamoxifen. My oncologist says it should all get better as hormone levels balance out. Take care

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  • Tricia Flynn Profile

    I stopped arimidrex two days ago. On my doctor's orders due to severe joint pain. How long will it take for it to get out of my system?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years 3 answers
    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I don't know how long it stays in your system but it took about a week for the side effects to wear off.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      2 weeks I'm on tamoxifen now. I had pain but the worst was the mental effects. My doctor said it is rare but one of the side effects can be Psychiatric problems. It was awful I will never do it again.

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