Graduating to Femara

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babyseeester
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   Posted 2/27/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
The onc said it's time to switch and he prefers Femara over Arimidex.  It hasn't been 2 years yet, but with my tumor marker staying way below normal (26 this time!  YEAH!), he said it's time to switch over.  He spent almost an hour with me yesterday examining me, asking and anwering questions, and explaining everything.  I told him about this site and he said he would check it out.  I told him you ladies have been a tremendous help.  I love you all.
L & H,
Kathy


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   Posted 2/28/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy:
 
It seems like just yesterday that you were just coming on the board.  I'm so glad your recover has been so positive.  It feels good when the docs spend an hour with you.  Congrats.!
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Lmmackey
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   Posted 2/28/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kathy,

I'm glad to hear you have a plan. I'm also a newbie on the Femara - 2 weeks now. I was on Arimidex for the last 18 months, but I didn't like the side effects, so we're trying Femara. I also take Lupron injections monthly to shut down my ovaries, so various side effects from various meds. My onc told me that each has it's own side effects, plus everyone responds differently to every med. I'm hoping Femar has fewer side effects than Arimidex. Maybe we can compare notes in awhile! Let us know how you fare, and know we're thinking about you!!

L&H,
Lauré
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lemonz
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   Posted 2/28/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Well congrats are due. Isn't it a great feeling to be taking another step up the ladder of wellness? I am so happy for you. Wish you luck with it and let us know if you have any problems or side effects. Hugs and congrats again, joyce
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Brnadebt
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   Posted 3/1/2007 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy
 
Why is it that they are changing you to fmara? My onc has not mentioned this and Im on Arimidex. I don't know if I will be changing or not. I have never known what my tumor markers are, not that it matters right now but my Dr has never mentioned it
 
I guess congrats are in order.
 
L&H
Bernadette

babyseeester
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   Posted 3/2/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My onc believes that the best treatment is Tamoxifen for the first 2 years and then Femara or Arimidex for the remaining 3 years (total 5 years).  He did a print out for me that shows the chance of recurrance under different circumstances.  This is the best and gives me 70+% reduction in a recurrance.  He prefers Femara over Arimidex in women who were node positive.  Did you ever take Tamoxifen?  I've always been tested for tumor markers.  Not all oncs do it, but I can't imagine not doing it.  It sure makes me feel better!
L & H,
Kathy

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