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Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
10/13/2014 10:10:49 PM

Reviewer: June, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I will complete 5 years January 2015. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis so it is hard to tell what is causing problems. Side effects: bone and muscle pain, tiredness, major hair breakage and loss which started last year, bone loss/osteopenia (get a bone density every year, lift light weights 2-3/week, and take calcium with vitamin D if you can),increased cholesterol- dose increased, and general body a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
10/6/2014 12:53:24 PM

Reviewer: Sylvia , 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I just finished 5 years of femara treatment. Diagnosed with stage one, received lumpectomy and brachi radiation. Am currently cancer free. Big hugs to all my sisters out there wrestling with side effect vs quality of life choices. I can tell you it wasn't easy at the beginning because of the side effects, but they did lessen for me over the years. Of course now it all seems worth it. Rem ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
8/11/2014 3:40:40 PM

Reviewer: midnightcat, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with Stage 1 node negative breast cancer in 2004 and put on Femara. I took it for 15 months even after the side effects had made life miserable. I still have the side effects, including being dependent on a Rollator to get around. I had a long talk with my internist and decided to go off it. I am a ten year survivor and without medications. My oncologist soft pedaled the side effec ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
2/21/2014 3:38:37 PM

Reviewer: Happy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
November 2008 diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer. Hormone receptor positive and HERS 2 positive. Opted for lumpectomy instead of mastectomy. Received chemo, radiation and Herceptin therapy. First 2.5 years was taking Tamoxifen then switched to Letrozole (Femara). Last visit to oncologist stated I am cancer free and will be able to stop medication in May 2014. Side effects have been joint an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
2/20/2014 10:10:48 AM

Reviewer: Jo-Anne, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It has caused me to have two crown replacements from bone loss.

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