I am another one been on beta blockers ( Propanolol ) for 8 years now dx primary breast cancer 5 yrs ago and secondaries in February this year I am ER Positive.
I have been taking Propranalol - and have taken different amounts- 160mg then reduced to 80mg. Hope this helps
I take Atenalol 50mg but am gradually loosing weight and trying to watch my salt intake so was hoping to go down to 25mg and then maybe come off altogether.not sure I want to do that now lol
best wishes Melxx
Hello Jenwren and Melly2
Thank for you comments. I have one question for you if you don't mind to answer. What beta blockers where you taking and what amoung (mg).
I take beta blockers,I started taken them a couple of years before diagnosis.I read an article about this on the bbc news website,and it says that it looks promising,But it also says that it was a small study and more investigation needs to be done.I too wonder if it is for all types of b.c,cant find any information on that.
Best wishes Mel xx
I had been on Beta Blockers for a few years prior to my diagnosis in June 2008. I continued to take them throughout my chemo etc unfortunately it hasn't stopped the disease progressing and I now have secondaries in my lungs. I was diagnosed as Triple Negative not sure about the people in the study. Everyone's different so this may be an option for some people.
I read yesterday this information on breastcancer.org. about the protective effect of beta blockers on bc. I just would like to know your views http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/hormonal/new_research/20100330.jsp
I am a bit confused and I wonder if this preventive effect is for all bc or just for specific forms of it.
Hope you find this information useful