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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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  • Lynnette Belt Profile

    Do you gain weight from taking Arimidex?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 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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  • Jk Joyce Profile

    Went to my onc today and after two months on Tamoxifen, he changed me to Arimidex. I was having terrible hot flashes. Guess I will get rid of hot flashes and start having bone pain. Ugh.... Anyone have any good reports on Arimidex?

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2012
    almost 3 years 5 answers
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2003

      Kaye I was switched to arimidex after three years of tamoxifen. For me side effects are the same hot flashes continue along with joint pain. All just a part of my "Normal day". Joints stretch out after movement and Advil is there waiting when it lingers. Take care

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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Kaye, I am 64 and have been on Arimidex since December. I have had no side effects with the exception of great difficulty losing weight. My oncologist's office said that is very common. Best of luck on Arimidex. Keep us posted as to how you are doing. Good thoughts headed your way.

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  • Mary Foti Profile

    Has anyone had foot pain while taking Arimidex? Any suggestions as to how to deal with it? I have been taking Arimidex for 8 months and experience bone and joint pain elsewhere, but my feet are most affected at the moment.

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2010
    about 3 years 2 answers
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Be sure and talk to your doctor about this. This pain may just be caused strictly as a side effect of the drug. You may also have stress fractures in your feet. I had stress fractures in both feet a couple of years ago while taking a hormone blocking drug. Stress fractures can happen anytime...

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      Be sure and talk to your doctor about this. This pain may just be caused strictly as a side effect of the drug. You may also have stress fractures in your feet. I had stress fractures in both feet a couple of years ago while taking a hormone blocking drug. Stress fractures can happen anytime and you don't necessarily have to be a runner or do any other type of high foot stress athlete. It can happen while just walking or not wearing shoes with good support. This is not-a-big-deal but I had to wear a foot/ankle boot for support while it was healing. This is a possibility so check with your doctor. My feet healed just fine but it was a pain because first one foot broke and right after it was healing, the other foot broke. Arrrrrgh. Take care, Sharon

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    • Phyllis Edmonds Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have been taking Arimidex for four years. My feet and ankles hurt. Generally they only hurt when I start walking and once I have walked for a little while it gets much better. Until it subsides the bottom of my feet hurt the worse. Seems like I feel every bone in my feet and they all hurt. ...

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      I have been taking Arimidex for four years. My feet and ankles hurt. Generally they only hurt when I start walking and once I have walked for a little while it gets much better. Until it subsides the bottom of my feet hurt the worse. Seems like I feel every bone in my feet and they all hurt. Sorry, wish I had better news. Hang in there.

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  • Anne Thompson Profile

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

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2011
    almost 3 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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