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Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
4/5/2013 5:32:31 PM

Reviewer: cny46, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 2x breast cancer survivor, diagnosed with the second 2 1/2 years after the 1st cancer all the while taking Femara. I had a lumpectomy and 30 rounds of radiation after the first cancer. I did not have chemo because I had the Oncotype DX breast cancer multigene expression test that determined my chance of ever getting breast cancer again in my lifetime was very low, wrong! I have now been ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
1/13/2013 7:28:18 PM

Reviewer: SUNSHINE, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been dicussing discontinuing FEMARA FOR MONTHS NOW...MY DR.INSIST I CONTINUE WAS SWITCHED ONE TO ARIMIDEX,,,WORST, S0 SWITCHED BACK..SIDE EFFECTS...BONE/JOINT PAIN. INSOMNIA, STOMACH PAIN AND REFLUX...RECENTLY HAD UPPER EIG...SHOWED EROSION IN UPPER ESOPHAGUS.(BARRETTS)DON T KNOW IF RELATED...MY BREAST CANCER WILL BE NOTHING IF I CONTINUED TO SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS FROM THE BARRETS...WONDER ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
5/12/2012 2:16:12 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had stage 1 breast cancer, lumpectomy and six weeks of radiation in 2011. I started taking Femara after radiation. After six months, the joint pain was hell, shooting pains in my feet at night (both tops and bottoms of feet) Inability to sleep because of the shooting pains in feet. Depression, dry mouth. After sitting at work, pain in feet when getting up to walk. Oncologist suggested trying ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
2/8/2012 9:13:40 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was diagnosised with breast cancer in the spring of 2009 at the age of 54. I first had the small tumor removed and within two months decided to have a lateral mascectomy. I chose not to have radiation Six months after my second surgery I started the chemo and have been on Femara since. I found that if I take it before bed, my symptoms are less noticable. If I take it earlier, I am so sore ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
1/19/2012 12:01:32 PM

Reviewer: Cissy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had stage 2 breast cancer and had a partial mastectomy in Aug. 2010. Went through chemotherapy and radiation therapy until Feb. 2011 and has been on Femara since then. In the first 6 months, the side effects were bearable. Then I began to feel depressed. My family doctor prescribed me with "Sertima" which helped a lot. Then the bone pain got worse, insomia, frizzy mind and bad memory. ... Show Full Comment

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