Hi all, this sounds similar to my experience, I had a mastectomy and lymph node removal last year, then went straight on to hormone therapy. My lymph nodes were clear and that was the reason for not having radiotherapy. I have Leuprorelin injections once a month and anastrozole injections daily. I am also taking calcium tablets every day and alendronic acid every week to help with osteopenia. I also have a family history of BC on my dad's side. His mum and my cousin both died at the age of 46 from BC, my consultant was keen for me to have genetics testing but I was turned down for the NHS testing because my cancer was globular rather than ductal. Apparently that makes the genetic risk very low. I was happy to leave it at that (and I can't afford to pay for genetics testing.) The anastrozole is giving some joint pain and insomnia which is, apparently very common, but I'm hoping this will get easier with time. My oncologist says there are other hormone therapy drugs which will do the same job if I decide I need to change. I had my reconstruction at the end of Feb this year, it took a while as I had an infection last year and had to have tissue expander s replaced. Anyway, the end result is good and, with clothes on, you wouldn't guess that anything had happened. I hope everything works out well for you.
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