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    Condition: Breast Cancer
    9/9/2016 12:50:42 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    this medication has caused significant hair loss, took it for five years, hair never came back. not bald, just horribly thin. arthrites, simply unbelievable. i am alive, its been 9 years and i am happy for that, would love more hair, less pain, however i am very happy to be alive and it probably is the reason. hard choices.

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    9/9/2016 1:28:11 AM

    Reviewer: ML, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I had lumpectomy and all margins came back clear. That was followed by 20 radiation treatments. I have only been on this drug for 3 months. So far I feel lucky that I have not experienced the severe reactions that many of you have described above. My major concern and one that I don't see anyone has listed, is a rash on my thighs and knees. It's worse at night when trying to sleep. I could ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    8/24/2016 2:46:37 AM

    Reviewer: Mars Lover, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    In 2013 I had mastectomy, chemo & radiation then took tamoxifen for a year until I couldn't tolerate the leg cramps & blood clots during reconstruction surgery caused by tamoxifen. Got switched to arimidex in December 2014 and within a couple of months my jaw started popping & I had to push it with my hand to be able to chew my food. At the same time, my left thumb started popping ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    7/11/2016 11:57:12 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Do any of you know of a practitioner in the Los Angeles area I could go to to receive guidance on alternative therapies. I was diagnosed with Bilateral DCIS in 4/2016 and opted for a double mastectomy (performed 6/8/16) grateful for the early diagnosis and thinking it was over. Unfortunately pathology after mastectomy revealed invasive DC on one side Stage 1, which landed me in Med Oncologist o ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    6/29/2016 5:31:36 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have joint and body pain all over from my ankles to my head. I think my hands and fingers are the worst but then I try to bend down. My knees, calves, elbows...like I said all over. Oh and hair thinning. Not sure if I can keep going. Please help!

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