I would really appreciate input from anybody who is taking or has taken Anastrozole. I had a lumpectomy in December 2018, the tumour was very small - only 4mm and Grade 1 so I was very fortunate. I had radiotherapy without any adverse effects and was put on Anastrozole for five years. I have had two mammograms since the procedure and everything is fine, I will have three more.
The Anastrozole is making life very uncomfortable for me in that I have bad hot flushes, sometimes on and off all day. I also feel very fatigued and my nails are flaking and breaking. Fortunately my sleep hasn’t been too badly affected. The first Dexa scan I had showed I am in the pre osteoporosis stage and I was prescribed Alendronic Acid medicationo but after researching it I didn’t take it but take calcium supplements. The oncologist and my GP are aware of this and we agreed to see what the next Dexa scan says.
I have looked at the implications of stopping the Anastrozole. Apparently on the medication the chances of Breast cancer recurrence are 5-10 percent and off it they are 7-10 percent so my thoughts are that I would have a better quality of life if I came off the Anastrozole. I am 77 and will be having mammograms until I am 80 so I really can’t see the benefit of taking Anastrozole in my situation. DH says he will support me in whatever I decide.
I would really welcome any input that might give me information I haven’t considered.
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