Hi Poodle, good picture, I'm a musician too. Well, I'm a drummer, the rest of the guys say that doesn't qualify as musician.
- Norwalk, CT
- Member Since Dec 2012
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- Patient: Breast Cancer
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes
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I know now Tamoxifen is being touted as great to take for 10 years now. Due to my 12 years of bioidentical hormones, my uterine wall has already thickened. I don't relish the possible uterine cancer effect of Tamoxifen when I am already vulnerable. With a low oncotype dx score (2) I am weighing the side effects of Tamoxifen against my increased risk of breast, or distant cancer recurrence if I do NOT take it.
Does anyone have statistics on this kind of scenario?
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Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): As what I do requres not only hauling of equipment to performances, but pressing my instrument (classical guitar and baroque plucked instruments" directly against my right breast--right on the incisions--ouch-- I have not been able to practice or perfrom for nearly two months. Soon, though, I hope.