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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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    Is anyone taking arimedix? And if so, what is your experience like?

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      anonymous
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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...

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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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    • Mary Foti Profile
      anonymous
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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...

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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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  • 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 :(

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

    Asked by anonymous

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      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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    What has been your experiences with arimidex? Not sure I want to take. It. Tumor size 4mm stage 1, invasive ductal. Please advise.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      I am in my last year of Femara and feel extremely lucky to have had a type of breast cancer that was ER+ PR+ Her2- There are drugs that can lower the hormones my breast cancer fed off of. You are also lucky to have this type of breast cancer. Plenty of women on this board so not have this...

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      I am in my last year of Femara and feel extremely lucky to have had a type of breast cancer that was ER+ PR+ Her2- There are drugs that can lower the hormones my breast cancer fed off of. You are also lucky to have this type of breast cancer. Plenty of women on this board so not have this option as they don't have the type of cancer that would benefit from this type of treatment. When I was diagnosed, my oncologist --ran the numbers-- and taking this hormone blocking drug upped my percentages of life by a bunch. I urge you to make this decision with the same seriousness as the other procedure to rid yourself of this tough opponent. You have such a early stage cancer, but you will be stopping your treatment before it has been completed. You probably feel like you have done enough.
      I can assure you, if you follow through with your decision, and you have a reoccurrence, you can't go back and have a do-over.
      Although there are no guarantee's, this is your golden opportunity to get rid of this monster, and starve any lingering cancer cells of nourishment. Take care, Sharon

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    • Life is Good! Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      I took it for five years with minimal side effects. It is extra insurance! Good luck with your decision.

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