Thanks. She has another oncology review in october. I presume that is when they intend to take her off letrozole as that will be 10 years of the hornonal treatments. At the last appointment she had they wanted to take her off letrozole because of the bone density results, however when they entered her risks the predictor/ calculator indicated it was significant and statistically better to staybom letrozole despite osteoporosis. She is currently on the weekly bisphosphonate risedronate. I will defintely go with her again to the appointment. Found some recent articiles to suggest better to take hormonal treatments for up to 15 years, will see what they say/ recommend. NHS has been so good! We are so lucky to live in UK. 🇬🇧
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Hello. My mum was diagnosed breast cancer 2008. It was quite advanced in that the entire mastectomy contained tumour and the margins into chest wall were not clear. She had one node containing tumour. She had estrogen postive cancer. She had chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 5 years tamoxifen and 5 years of letrozole. Now the good news is she is still here, alive and well, her original prognosis was not so good. However I am aware that breast cancer can come back as a late recurrence after 10 years. Some research out there suggests extending hormonal therapy past this. Unforunatelty she now has osteoporosis (prob age related and also because of letrozole). Has anyone else out there took hormonal treatment for say up to 15 years. Just thinking of my mum, I worry that she had such a poor prognosis initially and if there were benefits of extended treatment we would ask for this. Fortunately my mum is well 10 years after diagnosis. She is remarkable for being in her sixties!
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