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Anastrozole before surgery

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Re: Anastrozole before surgery

Morning Suehum, I know what you mean. Theres alot to take in, im still having treatment letrozole for 4 more years and zoledronic acid infusions every 6 months. I also had a bone scan recently too but thankfully that was all clear. I felt really scared of the trial but my family thought I should go for it. I remember thinking I will ask all the questions I can before I agree and then to my husband's surprise I agreed at the meeting. It just felt right. So ask them all you can then decide. Try to take every step at a time. When do they need go know?
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Thanks appreciate it. So hectic to take all in and try make best decision . Have also been asked to participate in clinical trials so too many things to think about. Want to make tight decision but guess just have to choose one and go with it
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Hi again. Yes some side effects but nothing too difficult. Hot flushes and stiff joints mostly. Try to get the same brand of meds each time. This can make a difference also I take them in the evening which seems to help. Hope you decide what the best treatment is for you soon. Once you know and get started it all seems a little more bareable. Take care and keep in touch if I can help at all x

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Thanks Nellie. Sounds positive and you don't regret choice. My daughter staying with us has also just had a baby so yes also influences deciaion as also can help her more then . Did you experience any side effects with medication I? Appreciatee all well with you now.
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Re: Anastrozole before surgery

Hi yes this happened to me too and I agree it is a difficult decision. My diagnosis shook my world. My tumour was 24mm and I was given the option of letrozole along with a trial med for 14 weeks. This was in May 2017. As my daughter was about to give birth in June I decided to go for the trial and hope for the best. It gave me time to think about things and as it turned out to help my daughter when she had the baby. This was important to me as much as getting rid of the cancer. I was fine and the tumour shrunk to 17mm by surgery which was lumpectomy then radiotherapy. I don't regret my decision. Hope this helps a little. You have to go with your gut feeling. Lots of love and best wishes. X

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Anastrozole before surgery

I have been diagnosed with stage 1 to 2 re positive breast cancer with tumor 22mm. I have been given option Of surgery within next 30 days for lumpetcomy or medication anastrozole for 6 to 9 months to shrink tumor first and then have surgery. Wondering if anyone else had this and what they chose as cannot seem to figure out best choice . Advantages and disadvantages to both choices.