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Thu, Jan 10 10:46am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Dear Elize
I do not have osteoporosis. Before the Oncologist decided to switch me to Tamoxyfen he sent me to do all kind of tests including “mineralometry “ (checking the density of my bones) and told me that I still have solid bones and in order to keep them in good shape we will switch to Tamoxifen.
I was only 3 months on the other drugs which luckily did not affect my bones.
Celia

Thu, Jan 10 10:21am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Dear Eliz
I am 78 and a long while postmenopausal and taking Tamoxyfen
now for a year without any noticeable side effects. I had a cancer removed from my right breast last year and a single Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
My present Oncologist is 65 years old and was the top Professor of the Main Hospital and retired. He consults today in a private clinic.
He is the one who changed my medication to Tamoxifen 20 mg a day and explained to me that in my case Tamoxifen will have the least side effets as compared to all other recent inhibitors.
I have been taking Tamoxifen for a year now and feel good without any side effects.
I only miss my Female Estrogen which the Tamoxyfen inhibits which gave me a lot of energy and pep.
Maybe Tamoxifen is not meant for all breast cancers but am shocked as to the side effects of anastrazole
Thank you
Celia Brianphilip

Thu, Jan 10 3:36am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

You could ask your Oncologist about Tamoxyfen which has been on the market for many years and is very well tolerated and has very little side effects to none compared to Anastrazole with terrible side effects. One sometimes wonders if some Doctors have a personal interest in this prescription!
Ask for a second opinion without mentioning Anastrazole.

Thu, Jan 3 6:12pm · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

My name is Celia, I live in Switzerland and had a cancer removed from one breast last year. my first oncologist prescribed Anastrazole, the second oncologist prescribed Aroma tase and this third Professor Oncologist said that I should quit all these terrible new medecins and take 20mg of Tamoxifen a day for 5 years – a drug of more than 20 years on the market and is the best and least harmful. I have been taking this drug now for a year and feel tired and this worries me because I felt quite vigorous before taking this drug which deprives me of my Estrogen – a very peculiar way to keep cancer at bay! Is there a better solution?
Thanks in advance for your replies and a very Happy New Year to you all.
Celia

Mar 17, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I have been taking Tamoxifen Farmos 20mg for many months after my breast operation (meant for 5 years) no hair fall and feeling great – my Professor oncologist in Switzerland says this is the least toxic medicine on the market which reducies estrogen and this medicine has been doing the job for years with great success! Ask your doctor maybe in the USA the name is different. All the best Celia