• Breast cancer meds to hip and femar bones no surgery I take ibrance/letrozle

    Asked by nanatammy on Friday, April 21, 2017

    Breast cancer meds to hip and femar bones no surgery I take ibrance/letrozle

    Doctors have not recommended surgery why

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • Connieguth's Avatar

      Trying to understand question....surgery for bone mets or breast tumor? Sounds like therapy is to shrink or reduce tumors and mets/bone strengthener to keep them from invading your bones. You must be estrogen positive because it sounds like my current therapy and I am estrogen positive. I've had my ovaries removed but still produce estrogen because I am heavy. Body fat produces estrogen too.

      about 1 year ago
    • Momo1's Avatar

      Metastisis needs to be treated using drugs because cancer cells have travelled through the blood and/or lumph nodes. Letrozole + Ibrance have shown great success in slowing progression for 18 or more months. Good luck

      about 1 year ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      You don’t have to be obese to produce estrogen without having working ovaries—not just your fat cells but also your adrenal glands (which you need to survive) produce androgens, which the enzyme aromatase (secreted by your liver) converts to estrogens. An aromatase inhibitor (AI) is prescribed to interfere with that conversion process. We zaftig gals usually get letrozole as our AI because it seems to work better on keeping fat-cell-generated androgens from being converted than do the older anastrazole and exemestane.

      about 1 year ago
    • SallyJ48's Avatar

      I have mets to the bone too. Most are in my sacrum too. I take Aromasin and Ibrance. My Doctor explained that the leisions are on the surface of the bones. Scraping them off will weaken the bone and not stop the cancer.

      about 1 year ago

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