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Feb 4, 2018 · Video Q&A about Breast Cancer in Breast Cancer

HI -my case if different from yours in that I had double positive results with a lumpectomy, and 2 lymph nodes were positive. I had chemo and radiation and am taking hormone blocking exemastane ( and Porlia injections to stave off bone thinning). I’m interested to know what diet changes you’ve made and also what supplements you’re taking. I have been taking “greens” powdered supplements – also drank a LOT of carrot juice for about 6 months after the surgery, til I couldn’t look at another carrot. Hope all goes well for you.

Feb 1, 2018 · Over 70 years old starting Chemo in Breast Cancer

I really do admire you – you are amazing! As far as the hair goes, that is a small thing compared to our other worries. I bought a wig & wore that once – enough said! I did wear “turbins” when my hair was totally gone but love the idea of hats. I hope for you that things smooth out soon.

Feb 1, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

CORRECTION!!! mY BREAST CANCER WAS DISCOVERED IN SUMMER OF 2016, NOT 2017. TIME FLIES!!

Jan 31, 2018 · Over 70 years old starting Chemo in Breast Cancer

i just saw your post today. At the age of 74, I started chemo in Sept of ’16 for stage 2 breast cancer. I had 4 treatments, 3 weeks apart and had a hard time with them. Then did 29 sessions of radiation, ending in Feb of ’17. It’s taken me until just recently to feel any energy to do much of anything (part of that may just be plain aging!) but am finally starting to feel like I have energy to do some things I’ve neglected. I’m interested in knowing how well you tolerated the chemo and how you’re doing now. One by-product of the the chemo was that when my hair came back, it’s VERY thin. I’m now on a hormone blocking drug and getting injections of Prolia for bone thinning.

Jan 28, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Hope this works better for you. Don’t think I mentioned my hair, which was always thin, is now much thinner than ever – but I guess that should be the least of my worries!

Jan 28, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I started on Anastrozole inFeb of last year – by Sept was having quite a bit of joint/bone pain. After a test that showed osteoporosis had increased in the last 3 years (breast cancer just discovered in 2017), the Dr. changed my RX to Exemastane in Dec. & started a twice yearly injection of Prolia, which I understand is supposed to help with bone thinning. Also, my hair has come back much thinner since the chemo -( don’t expect that to get any better). The joint pain is still there & think it always will be. But – don’t want the cancer to come back, either, so will continue with the meds.

Jan 27, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I’m wondering how you’re doing nearly a year later – I’ve switched to Exemastane due to the joint pain (elbow & wrists) and general bone aches. The aching has stopped but the joint damage/pain seems permanent. As I understand it, the side effects are very similar with the two drugs.

Jan 25, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I started Anastrozole last Feb and switched to Exemestane in Dec due to joint pain. I still have the pain in my elbow and both wrists – maybe arthritis was always there and these have made it worse (I’m 75). I don’t know what my estrogen levels are but am on Prolia every 6 months due to bone thinning. I guess it’s just a matter of what helps one problem may make another worse.Also, my hair was always thin but now it’s REALLY thin and that seems to go along with it all.