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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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  • anonymous Profile

    Has anyone else taking Arimidex. Had hair loss?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 5 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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  • 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 5 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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  • 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
    over 4 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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  • 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 4 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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