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2 days ago · Cancer Related Brain Fog in Breast Cancer

Thank you for the link, I had not seen this article. I do not have a scientific background. Most of the article was extremely complicated and I did not read it in great detail. The Conclusion (section 8) does state that although a lot of studies have been done, there is no evidence to date between low estrogen and cognitive change and that more research is needed. Perhaps I am missing something.

3 days ago · Cancer Related Brain Fog in Breast Cancer

It there any empirical evidence linking estrogen loss from AIs to cognitive function? I have not been able to find anything. I have been faithfully taking my letrozole for 5 months and seem to be confused and forgetful a lot, but maybe it’s because I just generally feel lousy.

Thu, Nov 21 6:50am · 13 cancerous lymph nodes not detected on imaging in Breast Cancer

Very good explanation. Thank you.

Mon, Nov 11 5:41am · Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after breast cancer treatments in Breast Cancer

Thank you. I also have a similar sleep problem. Not sure it is caused by the letrozole because I had insomnia before taking it.

Sun, Nov 10 7:00am · Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after breast cancer treatments in Breast Cancer

I’ve been taking letrozole for 3 months with continuous neck and shoulder pain. I’m considering switching to exemestane. May I ask how your symptoms improved? There is an interesting article/podcast on Breastcancer.org titled How to Relieve AI related Pain, by a Dr.Khanna. I at least understand the reason for joint pain.

Thu, Oct 31 6:10am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

The presentation was excellent. Evidence based information about how diet, exercise, and other strategies like meditation yoga can help with side effects of cancer treatment and lower the chances of recurrence.

Sat, Oct 26 4:13pm · Switching Aromatase Inhibitors: Questions about $ and drug plan in Breast Cancer

Thank you for the response. I have researched other Medicare drug plans and some say they provide the exemestane cheaper. The lowest was around $600 per year. I am hesitant to change because The UNH care plan has been good….basically 0 copays. I do think their premium increase for 2020 is quite steep, from $28.10 to $34.20. Not really sure what to do. With my luck, I’ll switch and then end up taking an unanticipated drug that will be expensive under the new plan!

Sat, Oct 26 6:56am · Switching Aromatase Inhibitors: Questions about $ and drug plan in Breast Cancer

My oncologist recommended switching from Letrozole to Exemestane. I’m wondering if anyone has found the exemestane easier to tolerate. Also, it looks like out of pocket cost would be around $1,000 per year. I have Medicare and the aarp/UHC Drug plan, and applied the GoodRX discount. I could change drug plans. Wondering if there is a Medicare drug plan in Florida that will pick up more of the cost.