Aromatase Inhibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not?
Nanaloves: I’m about to start arimidex and just feel that the contraindications , bone issues etc. are overwhelming. I’m 70 years old, dodged a bullet I feel with zero stage DCIS but the follow up is pretty much no different then if it was more aggressive. I’ve just done 33 treatments of radiation and now they advise arimidex as a preventative. I’m not sure with the beginnings of arthritis and lower back. sensitivity already that I should take it. Anyone not take it and not have a recurrence within the 5 years.
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Agree. I am taking AI and I want to stay the course and potentially mitigate any side effects that may arise ( and not obvious) . I am fortunate in that I’m not having obvious side effects.
Recurrence is my primary concern and driving my decisions.
@rene1636 . I had the CAC scan and my score was 0!!! This feels like a real gift since I am pretty fat and the mainstream medical establishment's message is fat goes along with heart disease. (My friend, a dietician, says this is a lie.) Anyway, I accept this gift with gratitude and I started the Letrozole two days ago. I have an appointment to see a cardiologist. I want to see what he says and establish a relationship. (The doc my PCP likes is difficult to get into.) Wishing you all the best.
A zero is perfect, congratulations! One small battle conquered! Hopefully the cardiologist won’t find anything either. Wishing you the best.
I am taking Letrazole , only on for 4 months but no problems so far. My oncologist also has me taking 400 mg vitamin D and 1200 mg calcium.
I take 2-3,000 units Vitamin D/day. Some docs recommend more than 400. I buy gummies that are 1,000 units each. One type of gummy is D3 and one is a combo of D3 and K2, which is also important.
Hello loves, I just finished my 5 day course of radiation, so far,just a bit of pink skin. I am so relieved to have finished this part of my treatment/recovery. I was wondering if anyone else has had the 5day (1week) course and experienced any reactions post treatment. Thank you, God Blesd
I've just read that a form of vitamin B3 is associated with metastasis. Just leaving it here as a resource:
"Our results demonstrate that Nicotinamide riboside supplementation results in a significant increase in cancer prevalence and metastases of TNBC to the brain."
I did 5 treatments, MWF one week and then Tue and Thur the next week, zero skin irritation and no other side effects.
Thank you for responding. How long ago was your treatment? Any delayed reactions after a couple of weeks. I have felt pretty good, just tired on my 1 week out. ❤️
I had the radiation in mid August, no issues then or now.