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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 ...

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Femara was given to me because I could not tolerate tamoxifen. It was 10 times worse than tamoxifen in its side effects. I hurt so badly I could barely get out of bed or walk down the halls at work. My feet hurt horribly. I had aches and pains, depression, weight gain, terrible mood swings. This was supposed to be better but it was certainly worse, when the oncologist insisted that I take it,...

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Loving life | 45-54 | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
3/23/2021
Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Overall rating 3.7
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I was 48 yrs old and diagnosed with BC Nov 2015 - ER and HER2 positive. 2.5cm found in my axillar under my armpit. Mammogram was negative but insisted on ultrasound on both breasts and armpits. Bingo! Lymphodema due to anxillary clearance. 7 rounds of chemo / 15 rounds of hyception / 27 rounds of radiation. I was initially on temoxiflan and then changed to Fermia as my hot flushes were out if control. My legs, the bottom of my feet and nerves down the side of my leg especially when I was in bed were unbearable. Spoke to my oncologist and he advised to take vitamin D and a paleo diet. Bingo! I have also started light weights twice a week and walking everywhere every day has helped enormously. My sleep is still not right and I receive an infusion every 12 months that costs my skeleton with a gel that protects it from further bone degradation. I am happy to be alive and see my young child grow up. I have been on this drug for 4 years and think the diet and exercise was the key for me. I also try and drink 3 litres of water a day as recommended to me by my doctor. Stay strong and look ahead is my motto - hard most days but definitely worth it when I watch my son grow up x

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daisy | 75 or over | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
1/6/2019
Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Overall rating 5.0
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I received 4 months of chemo (4 treatments) and 4 weeks of radiation,(20 treatments plus a "blast) after lumpectomy for stage 3 breast cancer. Six positive lumph nodes removed. I was declared cancer free and began femara 4 weeks after radiation. Other than severe hot flashes and night sweats, I have had no side effects from femara. Every day I take a pill it is comforting to believe it is protecting me. I am in my third year as a breast cancer survivor.

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MBC survivor | 55-64 | On medication for 5 to less than 10 years | Patient
12/9/2018
Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
Overall rating 5.0
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Metastatic Breast Cancer. Shrunk 3 cm lung tumor. No side effects. NED for 6 1/2 years. First and only treatment for MBC.

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Anonymous | 65-74 | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
2/25/2018
Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
Overall rating 3.0
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3 years ago DCIS stage 1, mastectomy on right side. Told I would need to take Letrozole for 5 maybe 10 years so that the cancer would not return. Since my oncotype score was 9 with low chance of reoccurrence, no chemo. I took Letrozole daily for 3 years and worked through the many side effects. In January of this year they found breast cancer in my left breast, and although caught early, very aggressive IBC. This time the oncotype score is a 40 so I will need chemo in addition to the mastectomy...

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Latiefa | 55-64 | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
9/30/2017
Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
Overall rating 4.0
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Have been on Femara (Letraxole) for more than 12 months. Experiencing hot flushes, hair loss and extreme weight loss, loss of appetite - I am thin anyway so very concerned about this. I have noticed from the comments, no one experienced this. Fortunately no aches or pain.

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