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Anyone on/considering statins?

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Herewego
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Re: Anyone on/considering statins?

Hi Sandra and Katie,
my GP was supportive and gave me a perscription for statins but wants me to do a blood test to get a baseline for lipids.
I'm still in the middle of chemo so I have to check with my onc next week whether I can start statins now or wait until I'm finished chemo in 5 weeks.
Will keep you posted how I get on. Annie x
MrsGoggins
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Re: Anyone on/considering statins?

I would be most interested to see what GPs understand about the use of statins. I already take statins and aspirin daily having had a heart attack two years ago.  From the article it would appear they are saying that the statins prescribed once you had cancer helped you not to die from the cancer but the aspirin had a preventative effect. So aspirin has not prevented me getting cancer but maybe the statins will reduce the likelihood of me dying from it........does that mean it prevents it metastasising?  Also the side effects from statins are pretty rotten so people already experiencing side effects from a whole raft of other drugs would need to decide whether they want to add to the list of aches and pains.  Personally I find statins and Anastrazole together utterly exhausting but if they work then it will be worth it.

Katie

x

SARN66
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Re: Anyone on/considering statins?

Thanks Herewego,

 

Yes, would be interested to hear what your gp says. 

 

Spk soon

 

Sandra

Herewego
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Re: Anyone on/considering statins?

Hi Sandra, thanks for your reply.
I'm seeing my gp today so will report back what he says.
Wish you restful recovery from your op x
SARN66
Member

Re: Anyone on/considering statins?

HI Herewego,

 

Yes I too had read about statins and cancer.  I am still on sick leave having had op last week.  I will ask my gp (i work in my gp surgery) when I return.

 

Anything is worth consideration that might prevent return of the dreaded C. 

 

Sandra x

Herewego
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Anyone on/considering statins?

I'm thinking of asking my GP for statins on back of the recent study (see link below) and was wondering if anyone has already done this and what the doctor(s) response/attitude to it was? Thanks

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/03/statins-could-halve-risk-of-dying-from-cancer-says-ma...