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newbie! Anyone else had hormones BEFORE surgery

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Caffy
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Re: newbie! Anyone else had hormones BEFORE surgery

Thanks, I'll repost on the forum you suggest. Cx
Caffy
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Re: newbie! Anyone else had hormones BEFORE surgery

Hi Mary. I had a biopsy which confirmed it was hormone receptive & they have said I would need to take hormones for 6-9 months. Cx
evs_71
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Re: newbie! Anyone else had hormones BEFORE surgery

I've heard of chemo first to try and shrink tumours, but not hormone therapy.  I thought that came after to prevent recurrence.  But I'm no expert, just another unfortunate going through treatment 🙂  Good Luck with the oncologist xx

mary32
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Re: newbie! Anyone else had hormones BEFORE surgery

Hi Caffy

 

May I ask how you know that the cancer is hormone receptive and how long has your doctor proposed that you go on the hormone therapy for before surgery?

 

Thank you.

 

Mary

Lucy_BCC
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Re: newbie! Anyone else had hormones BEFORE surgery

Hi Caffy and welcome to the BCC forums

You may find it helps to post again in the 'Going through treatments' area as users with similar issues may be hanging around those threads

Please do feel free to call our helpliners too if you feel it would help to talk things through with one of our team, lines are open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays on 0808 800 6000

Take care
Lucy BCC

Caffy
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newbie! Anyone else had hormones BEFORE surgery

hi all. Firstly, I must say how it helps to read these posts and realise I am not the only one going through all this! I was recently diagnosed with lobular cancer of my right breast. The tumour is classed as medium sized and ultrasound and MRI have shown no likely spread to my lymph nodes. I am 48.

I have been offered full or partial mastectomy or hormone treatment to shrink the tumour then (hopefully) a lumpectomy. This hormone route sounds tempting to me if it saves major surgery, but I can't find out too much about it. I am seeing an oncologist next Friday when I know I will find out more, but I am impatient! Has anyone else on here followed this route? If so, how did it go? Did the tumour shrink?

Thanks for reading, and good luck everyone with beating this thing.
Chris