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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy): In 1994, Tamoxifen was the only drug of its type available. I 39, so pre-menopausal. It was horrific. I had hot flashes and night sweats. I began intermittent periods and had several endometrial biopsies. this went on for a few years until my ob/gyn could finally get insurance to cover a complete hysterectomy. then the fun really began w/ hot flashes and night sweats. most of that stopped when the tamoxifen stopped after 5 years. Was it worth it? Well, it's been 18 years since my diagnosis and I'm still here. no reoccurance or any other issues. In the long run, I think it was worth it.

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      Agree easy to do. I was on Tamoxifen 9 years--originally was told to stay on for life in 1984--carcinoma insitu, Had a hysterectomy and they took me off--then in 2000 it was back on other side. So from[phone number redacted] nothing going on, but once you have cancer they start looking at other things that could be cancer--had flat polyps--so they took 8 1/4" of colon and the left breast--no lymph nodes involved--also there was no cancer in my colon. Then in 2008,re occurrence in right arm-pit a left over lymph node wrapped in a nerve--they could not take out--also it caused me to have a 9 mm lung nodule--have been through all the aromatase inhibitors may or may not have slowed it down. Then they gave me Afiinator/Aromasin in 2013--on it 3 weeks and it took all my blood levels down--I got off and told them I didn't want any chemo-- I never had chemo or rads in 1984. November 2014 it will be 30 years since 1984. I am now almost 73.
      My lung nodule is about 3.5 cm and started out as 9 mm, remember 3.5 cm = 35 mm. So not bad considering it is over 5 years now.

      over 2 years ago