hormone therapy before lumpectomy

Posted by kamra @kamra, Jan 9 3:01pm

I'm on anastrozole for six months to shrink tumor. It shrank by a third in six weeks. Anyone have one that just disappeared after hormone treatment like this? Thank you.

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May I ask what they use to measure it? Mammogram? Ultrasound?
Thanks.

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@eku

May I ask what they use to measure it? Mammogram? Ultrasound?
Thanks.

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ultrasound

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It is great effect from the treatment! How do you tolerate anastrozole, Kamra? Did you have a side effect?

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@nadejda

It is great effect from the treatment! How do you tolerate anastrozole, Kamra? Did you have a side effect?

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I'm doing very well with it. Dryness, especially at first. My nose dried out but that's ok now. I use Replens for vaginal dryness and have to be careful to get enough calcium and fiber. I don't have as many bowel movements, probably from the dryness as well. But I feel wonderful. I've been on it for about 10 weeks now.

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