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1st Line treatment: Anastrozole for 60 days USA

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Jackb
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Re: 1st Line treatment: Anastrozole

I am pleased you are ok. 

The course is helpful as we can easily be drawn in by the myths. You can sign up whenever and look at the information relevant to you. 

I was on exemestane for  approx 4 months, I've just changed to anastrozole (day 5) as the effects were quite bad. 

My mum, however, (now 89) is on letrozole. She has had no surgery chemo or radio and on her last check they could hardly find her cancer. She was so pleased! I hope this is going to be the same for you if that is still your decision.

Take care 

Jack

Winda
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Re: 1st Line treatment: Anastrozole

Dear Jackb,

 Great to hear from you,

I am doing good.  I have not taken any classes no, I am not on Instagram! lol

I keep busy at work and home projects.

What is it that you are looking for in the classes?

Are you feeling upbeat about everything?

You are done with all your procedures and on Medication right? How is that going?

 

Winda

 

 

 

Jackb
Member

Re: 1st Line treatment: Anastrozole

Hi Winda. 

How are you doing? I hope all is well. 

I have enrolled again to the moving forward course. There was a number of snippets last time. Have you thought about this?

Take care

Jack

Winda
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Re: 1st Line treatment: Anastrozole

JackB,

I am so grateful that you are talking with me and helping. I have found Liz's email:liz@oriordan.co.uk.

I have email her and I have asked to hire her to speak on my topic of Anastrozole.

I will let you know how it goes with this Dr.

Have a good week.

WInda

louby_lou69
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Re: 1st Line treatment: Anastrozole for 60 days USA

Hi

I think you aren't receiving any responses from ladies on here as the majority of them will just go with what their oncologists tells them to do. 

Im listening to my doctors and the research behind their treatment plan to best extend my life. I'm not brave enough to question the science and go against the status quo as I figure they know what they're doing. I aren't an oncologist.

I hope you get some answers. 

Jackb
Member

Re: 1st Line treatment: Anastrozole for 60 days USA

Hello Winda,

We are blessed in the UK with our NHS service. It's not perfect, it's desperately underfunded and Covid has obviously made this  much worse.

Today I listened to Liz O'Riordan on Instagrams live video. If you have questions she is brilliant.

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She co-wrote a book, its good, but as research is changing rapidly it could be a bit dated. She is a breast surgeon, but also had her cancer 6 years ago.

We don't all make that connection with the specialists, sometimes you have to pick thru' to see who fits. (I'm on my 3rd physio!)

I hope you can ask your question on liz's Instagram or twitter account. 

Be kind to yourself. 

Jackb 

 

 

Winda
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1st Line treatment: Anastrozole for 60 days USA

Hello,

To the ladies who wrote me,  Blessings to you and your family.

I am in the USA, I am single no children, I have a great family. I do not base my decisions on friends or family's opinion. I orientate myself with factual evidence.

 My job is physical and mentally demanding. I do NOT get paid to not work, I support myself. I have to lift 5-50 pounds. The 1st breast biopsy set me back 2 weeks as it hurt and it made everything WORSE.

I have breast cancer, I am Er+ PR+ Her 2 -. This was my Oct. 20th diagnosis.  I weighed my options with 2 surgeons, decided no more invasive procedures. With this type of BC I can go on a hormone blocker anastrozole.

( From breastcancernow website: Occasionally, anastrozole may be used as the first treatment for breast cancer, for example when surgery isn’t appropriate or needs to be delayed. It’s sometimes given before surgery to shrink a large breast cancer.)

My left breast has a total area of 8 x 5 x 3cm mass. And although I would not let them biopsy my lymph nodes they are involved, as well as the arm muscle.

I have been on Anastrozole 60 days. I understand that at the 3 month point it can start to shrink this large tumor including the lymph nodes.  Will go for an ultrasound Feb. 18th to see just what has been going on. Just got blood tests ran everything is in range. I feel and look normal.

I signed up for government help and will be able to receive Social security at 62 and NOT work. This will start Sept this year.

My health insurance this year, will be over $5000.00 cash, then everything will be paid for after that. This is the USA, health care for profit!!! How do you pay in the UK? is everything free? did someone pay your bills? Were you able to work during your treatment and surgery?

I have been on Lexapro along with the Anastrozole. I have no really bad side effects so far. If your mood gets low on tamoxifen or other drugs, you may try a serotonin uptake inhibitor with it like Lexapro.

I started with a psychiatrist this week and I really like him. We have decided that I try the oncologist from the other surgeon who was GREAT. This current oncologist and surgeon is not a good fit. Every time I see them my blood pressure is 180 over 110. ( I have white Coat syndrome).  I believe that this other oncologist team, will have better information regarding anastrozole and how to use it and what it does exactly, as it was in there proposal.  My current oncologist and surgeon have No idea how to use anastrozole as a 1st line treatment.

I came to this forum to see if anyone knew about anastrozole 1st line treatment and no one so far does.

I also wrote to the nurses here but they are unable to speak with me and give answers because I am in the USA not UK:( maybe one of you lady's could ask for me?)

I remain joyful, grateful and thankful.