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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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  • 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
    over 2 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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  • Lynnette Belt Profile

    Do you gain weight from taking Arimidex?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 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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  • Anne Thompson Profile

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

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2011
    over 2 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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  • sheri santorsola Profile

    Anyone on arimadex and had a reoccurrence?

    Asked by anonymous

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    over 2 years 4 answers
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    • vicki e Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Sheri I was put on femara then arimidex then aromasin (all are in the same aromatse inhibitor class) trying to find which one made my joints hurt less. This was four years ago. I was thinking I only had one year left to take it. Long story short, I found a lump that was pos and first thing my...

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      Sheri I was put on femara then arimidex then aromasin (all are in the same aromatse inhibitor class) trying to find which one made my joints hurt less. This was four years ago. I was thinking I only had one year left to take it. Long story short, I found a lump that was pos and first thing my oncologist told me was to quit taking the arimidex because it obviously wasn't working. I tossed them the same day. So yes, you can get a recurrence when taking arimidex. Just doesn't work for everyone. Btw my cancer markers were not elevated when they found the positive nodes. Go figure!

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    • sheri santorsola Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Vickie, I'm sorry. A re occurrence on What is suppose to prevent one!!! I really hope the new one works for you. Thank you for answering.

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