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    Tamoxifen or Femara?

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      ChicagoSandy

      Xgeva is the higher dose and more frequent version of Prolia and it’s usually given only for Stage IV cancer, especially that has spread to the bones or in Stage IV patients who have crossed over into osteoporosis. Osteonecrosis of the jaw is commoner with Xgeva than with Prolia.

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      Reading every word here. I took Tamoxifen from yr 2000 to 2005 w/ no perceived problems because I did not connect the dots when I had a hysterectomy, removed an ovary and became osteopenic.
      When I had BC recurrence 2016, I took Arimidex which prevented me from walking due to pain in my feet. I am now on Exemestane and tolerating it much better daily exercises (walking, weight bearing, yoga, some aerobic). Still fighting mets breast cancer.

      4 months ago
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      I'm 66 now and have been on Femara for well over a year. I started with Arimidex and got a rash so they stopped that. I was on the generic for both but don't remember the names.
      My oncologist told me to take Calcium and Vit D3. I take a supplement twice a day with those together and it also had Magnesium in it.
      Just today I'm able to take the air cast off my broken ankle and start walking on it at home, gradually weaning off it. My Dexa scan last Dec was still fine. I broke my ankle when I got off a horse and landed the wrong way in the end of April.
      My independence is my top priority too. I'm single and don't have any blood relatives around either. But, I'm going to live my life to the fullest anyway.
      But my orthopedist looked at me today and said something like you're 66 now. Do you really need/want to keep riding horses? Because when you go off, you will break bones. He promised he won't yell or scream at me or anything. But, it is food for thought. Might just change to working with the rescues again.

      4 months ago
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