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Breast Cancer | Last Active: Feb 12 9:31am | Replies (10)

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If you are estrogen/progesterone positive, there are two other aromatase inhibitors (AIs), i.e. letrozole and exemestane. There is also Tamoxifen. Please consider making an appointment in whichever capacity your oncologist has (virtual vs in person) to discuss all your options. All the best to you.

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@mari @trixie1313
As Trixie noted, there are three AIs (aromatase inhibitors: anastrozole/Arimidex, letrozole/Femara, and exemestane/Aromasin)… although similar, women tend to react a little differently to each, so giving another one a try may be worth it to you. All AIs tend to produce some bone/joint pain. Tamoxifen is a SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator), as is Evista (raloxifene); both have their own common side effects. I would suggest going to the Mayo Clinic website to review the side effects for each of the above five, and then holding a discussion on them with your oncologist.

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