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

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
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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...

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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
    almost 5 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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      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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    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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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      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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    • Kathy Basham Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

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

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  • Nancy Ries Profile

    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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    Survivor since 2011
    almost 5 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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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      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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