Hi everyone, glad to find a forum…I am lucky…caught my Stage 0 breast cancer, no lymph nodes involved. Two lumpectomies later, (as a 1 mm spot remained) 20 sessions of radiation, n now on Letrozole 2.5 mg. Radiation done end of February, n on Letrozole daily. Feeling really tired n stomach unsettled. Taking it at night but no difference. Also, trying to do my own scar tissue massage with vitamin E cream.


Welcome to the forum @hydrangea

It is full of kind, helpful people and I hope you find the support you are looking for.

I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis and the side effects you’re experiencing, I am sure that many people here can empathise.

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Hello @hydrangea

On the Going through Treatment Section there are sub sections on Radiotherapy and Hormone Therapy . You might find some of the threads on there useful. I only had 5 radio treatments but still experienced some fatigue and nausea and had side effects from Anastrozole though not an unsettled tummy - but I have replied to a post about this issue somewhere . I would suggest contacting your BCN re your tiredness and also if you are having problems with your scar - I remember mine was quite lumpy for a while . If you are worried you might be able to get an appointment for your BCN to assess your breast and you could explain how you are feeling as well.

A lady in my support group was having a lot of problems with a lumpy swollen breast and managed to find a therapist to do the massage though it was private . If you contact Mac Millan they sometimes have therapies available for cancer patients that might help. I would also recommend the Holistic Needs Assessment which you should have been offered via your BCN and also you’re at about the right stage to be thinking of doing a Moving Forwards course which many of us have got a lot of benefit from.

I have found that food and drink containing ginger is very good for an unsettled stomach and I eat and drink a lot of foods with friendly live bacteria / probiotics now .

Hope you get some improvement soon . Xx

Hi Joanne, thank you for all the great info…I contacted my Hormone oncologist re: fatigue/stomach n he’s going to run some bloodwork, which I wanted to check too. Im also going to look for a Naturopathic Dr to get my gut/energy level back. Be well😊

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Thank you Lucy!

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