• Tubular cancer and anastrozole

    Asked by Graciez on Friday, May 17, 2019

    Tubular cancer and anastrozole

    I have been on anastrozole for almost two years. The side effects are becoming too much to tolorate. I tried lestrozole and that was worse. My MO says to take it, my RO says not to take it. My breast surgeon can see both sides. Who do you listen to? I had a very small tubular cancer, clean margins, no lymph node, stage 1. Is anyone with tubular cancer not taking hormone treatment and how are you doing?
    Graciez

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      Created07

      My cancer was in the duct..stage one..no lymph node involvement. I was put on anastrozole. I asked my onco. if it was worth it. He pulled out his laptop, checked the numbers right in front of me and said it would make only a .03% difference. He agreed to stop. I have had no problems. My age at that time was 68.

      5 months ago
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      Created07

      PS that was 2014.

      5 months ago
    • Graciez's Avatar
      Graciez

      Wonderful!
      My oncologist told me I had a 10% chance of a recurrence without anastrozole, 5% with it. When I went for second opinion, I was told, it's probably lower than that but would not commit to a figure. I am asking to see how he came to that figure when I go in June.

      5 months ago

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