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Anyone have tried ovarian suppression in order to take femara?

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  • Nikol Vega Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Based on bloodwork I am pre menopausal however I had a hysterectomy and partial oophrecromy two years ago. Doc wants to switch me from tamoxifen to femara but as you know femara is for post menopausal women. So he basically wants to put me into menopause.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Not me, but yes, there are lots of women who have this done. I'm guessing the tomoxifen isn't agreeing with you and that's why you need to change? Prayers to you.
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    • Nikol Vega Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I have been on tamoxifen for 3 years now so I'm confused as to why my oncologist wants to switch me.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Hmm, that's odd if your not having problems with it. And especially sense you are still presenting as pre menopausal. I would talk him him and find out why he wants to switch you.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Please get a clarification from your doctor as it pertains to you. This isn't something we have a good answer for. Take care, Sharon

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    • Nikol Vega Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I'm not asking if I should do it or not. Just asking if anyone had any experience with ovarian suppression and femara. My doctor mentioned there are new studies that show this method of treatment can significantly reduce the chance of recurrence....

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      I'm not asking if I should do it or not. Just asking if anyone had any experience with ovarian suppression and femara. My doctor mentioned there are new studies that show this method of treatment can significantly reduce the chance of recurrence.
      Simply wanted to know what/ if any side effects from those who have used it.

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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I am on tamoxifen, so I'm no help. My onc talked to me about a study that is showing its better to stay on tamoxifen for the full 10 years, instead of switching to a post menopausal med. So now that your saying yours said different, I'm really...

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      I am on tamoxifen, so I'm no help. My onc talked to me about a study that is showing its better to stay on tamoxifen for the full 10 years, instead of switching to a post menopausal med. So now that your saying yours said different, I'm really confused. Sorry.

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    • Nikol Vega Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Andre I'm confused too! Because the last time I saw my onc he said tamoxifen for ten years. Now he's saying new studies show femara is a superior drug... Just when you think you're done with junk.... Smh

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Nothing stays the same. As science makes more discoveries regarding treatment, treatments can change. I took Femara for 5 years. I had lots of hot flashes from it. I have osteoporosis and having to take chemotherapy and Femara made my...

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      Nothing stays the same. As science makes more discoveries regarding treatment, treatments can change. I took Femara for 5 years. I had lots of hot flashes from it. I have osteoporosis and having to take chemotherapy and Femara made my osteoporosis get worse. Since I finished the treatments, osteoporosis has stabilized. I hated taking Femara but I would have REALLY hated having the cancer recur, so I just sopped up the sweat and stuck with it.

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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    No, I didn't but mine were removed in '96 and I was diagnosed in '13. I imagine it would depend if you're close to menopause or not as why mess with "mother nature" if it isn't totally necessary as there are other parts of the body that produce Estrogen other than the ovaries. Have you discussed it with your doctor?
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    • Nikol Vega Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I am pre menopausal based on blood work. Doc wants me to switch from tamoxifen to femara which as you know is for post menopausal women. I had a hysterectomy and partial oophrecromy 2 years ago

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      That makes sense.

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