Yes, I had Sun for about 3 weeks. Felt so bad I would have given up treatment completely but came here and discovered that all letrozole is not created equal. Now on accord because I just can't find my first choice, which is Teva. I'm just considering trying to get femara. Found it on United pharmacies for £30 month and medex pharmacy at £120 month! Does anyone have any idea or experience on the subject of buying Femara?
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Hello Sandraindurham, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's diagnosis. I also saw your other Post asking about Chemo experiences. I wish your daughter all the best with the rest of her treatment. I also wish you all the best,. Your efforts to support her are admirable. Regarding the Oncotype test. I don't know if you have seen the information on this site. The link is below. You will also find links to information on chemotherapy. https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/facing-breast-cancer/diagnosed-breast-cancer/oncotype-dx I think scores and recommendations can vary with different age groups. Your daughter is relatively young and they will try to do the best they can to prevent recurrence. Having a low score is not a guarantee against recurrence. It all can be a game of future chance that we all aim to adapt to and live with. When your daughter has her appointment on Thursday, perhaps you can help her write down the questions she would like to ask. If you are with her, you could help write down the responses. Some people have even asked permission to record their appointments. Even if she forgets to ask something, there should always be chances later and she should have a sort of pre chemo orientation type appointment as well. In the end, it is her decision whether to sign the chemo consent forms. I noticed on the other Post, you were asking specific questions about chemo. I had 6 sessions of Fec T (no Oncotype test for me as triple positive). I also had clear nodes. . I could answer your questions but this may not be meaningful as your daughter may have a different regime. It will all make more sense when your daughtet finds out the specific chemo regime that is being recommended. The Oncologist should provide written information on each treatments with the main side effects listed and hopefully any rare ones so she is fully in the picture. They should also take into account existing conditions and can adapt treatments where possible. I know it is difficult but it really has to be one step at a time otherwise all the possible short and long term side effects can seem overwhelming and too frightening. Not everyone's nails come out and neither is everyone constantly sick. With breast cancer chemo treatment, it is very likely that all head and body hair may be lost at some point. Perhaps your daughter may be interesting in trying the cold cap before shaving her head (although I think you mentioned migraines in a previous post so not sure how this would affect them). Your daughter will be given guidance to what to look out for and when to contact the Chemo helpline or similar. I don't think any of us would chose to go through chemo of there was another way. We do get through it and we have different experiences of it along the way. Best wishes to your daughter, you and your family Chick 🐥 x
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