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Dec 20, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

What a terrible experience. I am so sorry for you.

Dec 13, 2019 · Just beginning the journey. What breast cancer treatments will I get? in Breast Cancer

I’m agree, waiting for test results was probably the most stressful part after the breast cancer diagnosis. I know everyone approaches it differently, but it was helpful for me to learn about the disease. There are a lot of good books and online sources.

Dec 10, 2019 · Cancer Related Brain Fog: How do you cope with it? in Breast Cancer

Thanks, you are correct. The study specifically addressed inflammation. It still seems that in the studies that were cited, the link between estrogen loss and diminished cognitive function was was not all that strong, and many of the studies were in animals. Have you seen anything that specifically links AI use and cognitive function?

Dec 6, 2019 · Cancer Related Brain Fog: How do you cope with it? 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.

Dec 5, 2019 · Cancer Related Brain Fog: How do you cope with it? 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.

Nov 21, 2019 · 13 cancerous lymph nodes not detected on imaging in Breast Cancer

Very good explanation. Thank you.

Nov 11, 2019 · 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.

Nov 10, 2019 · 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.