Decision about Letrozole
I met with my oncologist today and he suggested I start Letrozole. Over a 20 year period I have had 3 surgeries and a total of 4 DCIS stage 0 breast cancers. I asked what are the percentages this drug would do to protect me from recurrence and he said 5 – 10 %. I was surprised at this. This percentage seemed so low to risk all of the side effects I have read about here and heard about from other sources. I took tamoxifen for about 3 years until my joints started to bother me and went 16 years before my next diagnosis so it probably should be an easy decision but I am worried about the many side effects so many are dealing with. I am wondering if anyone who started AI’s and had to quit due to joint pain or other effects if the issues you had went away after stopping. My pain went away after I stopped tamoxifen but I was 20 years younger and it was a different drug.