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    nanatammy asked a questionBreast Cancer

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

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      Momo1

      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

      3 months ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      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.

      3 months ago
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      SallyJ48

      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.

      3 months ago
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    Nosebreed

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      Check with your oncologist. I am not on the same meds as you, but I experienced nosebleeds while on Taxol, which was a typical side effect of that chemo. It dehydrated my nasal membranes (along with the rest of me). In addition to drinking at least 10 glasses of water/day, I wore an earloop mask to try to keep those membranes moist. Saline spray is another option. My oncologist told me that my blood vessels were irritated, and that if the nosebleeds got bad he could refer me to an ear/nose/throat specialist to have them cauterized. Fortunately, they didn't get that bad.

      4 months ago
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      nanatammy

      Thank you so much mine is not all the time only when I don't need it to usually when I get hot

      4 months ago
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      mimistewart

      mine are not really nosebleeds as much as when i blow my nose its little blood clots coming out...not all day just when i wake up in the morning....i'm also taking ibrance and femara....its a side effect....i say if it does'nt interfere with white blood cells and its not continual its all good...

      4 months ago
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    nanatammy asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Is it ok to take Vit. D with I brance and Letrozole

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      Marinace

      My Doctor encouraged it

      4 months ago
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      amyw

      Of coarse, check with your doctor. I am not familiar with I brance, but I am on Letrozole and my doctor lectured me on the importance of taking 2,000 IUs of vitamin D each day, along with making sure to get calcium. Taking letrozole keeps are body from producing estrogen, good for lowering our breast cancer risk, not good for our bones. It is important to make sure you get calcium, vitamin D and do weight baring exercise everyday. Good luck to you!

      4 months ago
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      janec0488

      Yes w/ Letrozole - I currently take Vit D3 daily as prescribed. Best to you.

      4 months ago
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