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Re: letrozole

Dear jsunshine68


Thank you for posting.


Like any drug, letrozole can cause side effects. Everyone reacts differently to drugs. Common side effects include aching or pain in the joints or muscles. Another side effect can be carpal tunnel syndrome (pain, tingling, coldness or weakness in the hand).


Your pain may be related to the surgery and doing exercises may also help. It’s important to let your breast team know about your pain so they can establish the cause and also advise about pain relief.

Here at Breast Cancer Now, we offer a variety of services to support you now, or in the future.


We often find we can help people more by speaking to them on the phone. Your call will be confidential and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.


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Re: letrozole

Hi jsunshine68


Thanks for posting your question.


We hope to be able to respond to you tomorrow.


In the meantime our Helpline is open from 9am tomorrow if you would like to talk things through. 


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I had DCIS in the left breast and had a lumpectomy.  There was 1 cm of actual cancer and was removed.  I had the IORT procedure.  I am taking letrozole (for about 3 weeks now) and having pain in the left arm from the elbow to the wrist.  Can letrozole cause this pain.