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Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Nov 18 5:46pm | Replies (1425)

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Yep. I’m going on my 3rd year. I tried other estrogen blockers but this one had the side effects that were most tolerable. Rather than hair loss I would call it hair thinning. I find that my scalp is more visible than it used to be. I take eye shadow in a shade that matches my hair and dab in on my scalp along my part line. Presto chango! Thinning hair no longer noticeable. Very easy fix. Cheap eye shadow works just fine.

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Hi. Colleen ask me to contact you. I have had metastatic breast cancer (mbc) a little over 3 years. I am currently on xgeva (every three months) and just got on a monthly shot of faslodex in June. My tumor markers have risen so my doctor is looking into something else. He said the cost of the new medication is $10,000 per month so he is waiting to see my lab results next month (November 2). We are in the process of heading to Arizona for the winter but waiting to see what the update is in November before leaving. I know this website is sponsored by Mayo Clinic but I will be looking for a new oncologist in Phoenix next month. I would like to stay on the blog even if I am not a Mayo Clinic patient but the director can decide that issue. PS: I personally feel that I am doing pretty well. I function every day. I sit down when things start to hurt. I don’t rest as much as I should be it is hard to slow down just for the sake of slowing down. Find your circle of supporters – people who don’t spend (waste) your time telling you about everyone they know who has died of cancer. We all know people that has happened to and we also know people who have survived. Is the glass half full or half empty? (apology for the cliche). Sorry for the lengthy post but I really am a fast typist.

@wandering, Mayo Clinic Connect is a community for patients and caregivers whether you are a patient at Mayo Clinic or not. You are always welcome here 🙂

Did you know that Mayo Clinic has a campus in Phoenix AZ as well? http://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/arizona If you are looking for a new oncologist, you may consider calling Mayo Clinic AZ http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

I soooo agree with you about giving a wide berth to people who tell you everyone they know who has cancer or died of cancer. NOT helpful. I think people do it because they think they are connecting, showing they “understand”. Sometimes you just want someone to listen or to sit in silence. Just be there.

I have been a patient at Mayo Clinic (Scottsdale). I have decided to find someone else, not at Mayo Clinic. Many reasons for that but I won’t go into that here as many people are happy with them and would not want to muddy the waters for them.

I am pleased to stay in the group. I have found lots of useful information here. I have never been on a blog before but the ability to share information with others is a good thing. Thanks for your time.

Understood. Thank you for staying with the group. Your messages are much appreciated.

Hi @wandering
Which oncologist did you choose in PH? I’m in that area.

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