Having had a lumpectomy 3 weeks ago and 4 nodes removed, and getting my results for the margins being clear I've felt pretty good. Getting some feeling back under my arm and scars are healing nicely, no soreness and no pain. Have an appointment for planning and marking for radiotherapy, feeling really positive, until today. Had some news that my blood test revealed that I am not post menopausal and won't be able to take letrozole, but will be taking tamoxifen. After reading about the side effects of both these therapies and what they can cause , I feel really down now. I feel for the next 5 years or more, I could be suffering from pain in the joints, possible DVT, increased risk of endometrial cancer and the list goes on. Its hard at the moment because I feel so well, and I don't cherish the prospect of developing other illnesses, bit hard to accept. I have been so positive since being diagnosed in October, but I am really scared now.
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