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Anastrozole before surgery

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Jan 2 3:02pm | Replies (7)

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Laurie, thanks for sharing your experience. It sounds like your study was focusing on anastrozole and its effect on KI-67 levels. I’m glad that your surgery, chemo, and radiation was successful.

My tumor was estrogen 99% and progesterone 98%. The AI was given to see if decreasing hormones would control the tumor growth. Obviously it has worked, and I will probably be on AI for 5-10 years. I am having joint/bone pain but it improves after I walk each day. I have insomnia, but the worse is that I feel constantly tired instead of having the boundless energy I used to have. Ironically my KI-67 score is 49%. I asked about this but my oncologist wasn’t concerned. My Mammaprint was low risk and indicated I would have less than 1% benefit from chemo. So AI and radiation are part of my plan.

I feel like everything has spiraled out of my control and it is frustrating. Thank you for sharing your experience. I pray that you continue to heal and grow strong.

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Although I do not share the treatment plan you have. I remember and to some extent still feel like everything spirals out of my control. I say it was like I was dropped onto a fast moving train to who knows where, and I cannot get off or change cars. I think this is a pretty common feeling when people start treatments for cancer. Do you have things in your daily life that you can control? Diet, exercise, or a part of your daily routine that you alone can control, are any of those things helpful for you?

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