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    Hi Nonna, I too have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer .Had a lumpectomy and one lymph node taken out which was positive. I know I will have to have radiation but cant do the radiation till i know if I need chemo or not. Doctor started me on Femara as a Hormone therepy ; have to take a bone density test on Dec. 1 and have to see my oncologist on Dec. 6 to see if I need chemo before my radiation. A bit scared but I am thankful that my condition is not as bad as other people are dealing with.

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      Nonna

      Hello there,
      One thing is for sure, there is always someone who is worse off than you! i am thankful every day that i have the time to make choices in my care. i saw 3 surgeons before i made my choice. hang in there, i will be here from time to time, to encourage you. i try to keep busy between dr visits, procedures, etc. i want this to be over so i can get on with my life goals.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Hi RE16
    What kind of treatments did you have to take. I have breast cancer > Invasive(Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma
    Stage 1, Her2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive:Yes
    I was diagnosed in August of 2011, had lumpectomy on Oct. 5, and still waiting for them to decide if I need Chemo before the Radiation treatments , but I have been started on hormone therepy : Femara .

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    Hi mspinkladybug
    Can you tell me more about your reactions from Femara because I have been on Femara for a whole week and I dont see my oncologist again until 12/1/11 for a bone density test.

    ktsmomus

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      mspinkladybug

      I did great on femara hot flashes were the biggest issue for me. BUT when it went generic I had some issues and am currently off until we fond out what I am having the bad reaction too. femara can casue joint stiffness so you need to work out to keep them joints working water aerobics worked great for me also vit d ad calicum I have yearly bone density test good luck

      almost 5 years ago
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    Question: Hormone therapy

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    Side Effects (Bone thinning (osteoporosis)): I am not sure if I have osteoporosis yet, but I am having to take a bone density test on Dec. 1st .

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy): While waiting to see if I would have to have chemo before my sessions of radiation, the oncologist decided to put me on the
    hormone therapy called Femara. Now I have to take a bone density test to see if I am going to have osteoporosus as a side effect of Femara.