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For people on anti-estrogens, does your doctor recommend 5 years or 10 years of treatment?

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  • Nancy Ries Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    I started on in December, 2011. Past five year mark in December, 2016. Because I have had no side effects and continue to have great bone density, my medical oncologist recommended the ten years. That is what my plan is.
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    • Betti A Profile
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      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      I had Osteopenia prior to my BC diagnosis and even though I'm now on a generic Fosamax it has worsened some so don't know what lies ahead for me after 5 years.

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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      I was .1 away from osteoporosis. On my last bone scan. I had the Prolia shot. My insurance will not cover . I'm scheduled to see the oncologist, and have another shot this week. The Prolia is almost $3,000 .

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    • Betti A Profile
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      乳癌幸存者从 2013

      Prolia was one of my options and something else I don't recall the name of. My PCP recommended the Fosamax since it had been around the longest and most reliable at the time. My insurance (now on Medicare but private the first couple of years)...

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      Prolia was one of my options and something else I don't recall the name of. My PCP recommended the Fosamax since it had been around the longest and most reliable at the time. My insurance (now on Medicare but private the first couple of years) has paid for it (so far).

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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      乳癌幸存者从 2013

      I was not able to take the oral ones due to severe heartburn.

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  • Betti A Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2013
    I was told 5 years when I started in '13 so I'm closing in on that number. In asking my then RT about it right after starting them he said they are doing some studies to see if 10 may be better but he's no longer with the group so I'll ask my Onc. when I see her in July if I remember.
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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      乳癌幸存者从 2013

      Do you think you would do 10 years? I've got 4 years in, and will ask the oncologist this week.

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    • Betti A Profile
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      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      I don't know if I will do the 10 years or not but will ask my Onc. when I see her in July as that will be the end of year #4.

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  • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    My stage 3 b. I have been told 10 yrs !! I have changed brands to find the right one for me !! But it's hard as it takes away my sexual feeling .. so that makes it hard !! For my husband and myself , so I don't know how long I will stick with taking the tablet...... but I'm d @ 56 yrs now. So if your you younger you should check with your doctor !! Good luck 🌷
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    • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
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      Sobreviviente desde 2014

      Ps. I'm now taking ... Exemestane Tablets ...cheaper generic brand name Aromasin. For me less leg cramps !!

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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      I have those side effects on letrizole, plus insomnia and hair loss.

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  • Norma  Cook Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2014
    Hi Lou: Like Betti, I was originally told 5 years (this was for Tamoxifen). At my first check-up with the oncologist, when I asked about the side-effects I was experiencing--such as hot flashes, leg cramps, and diminished sex drive--she said she hated to be the bearer of bad news, but I would likely be taking Tamoxifen or something like it for 10 years. I just try to get through each day and manage the unpleasant situations the best I can. Having an understanding husband with a great sense of humor helps a lot.
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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      乳癌幸存者从 2013

      Thank you Norma. I'm 4 years in, I can't do 10 years. I see the doctor this week.

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