I am a member of the Prostate Cancer forum, but my wife is in her second battle with breast cancer. Since she completed her initial treatments of a double masectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation about 18 months ago. She is post-menopausal (age 60) and has been on a series of Aromotase inhibitors since and is expected to stay on for at least another five years. She has been on Arimadex, Femara, and Aromasin and all have caused considerable large joint pain and weight gain. Today's visit with her oncologist brings another change to go on Faslodex (Fulvestrent), which is a monthley injection. Our questions..........Has anyone used Faslodex? How has the experience been? What are the major side effects? Is it an improvement over the oral meds?
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard and Jalyn started on 10-7-2010. IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes started on 11-8-2010, HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13, 2010. PSA <.1 and T 23 on 2-3-2011. PSA <.1 on 4-7-2011. PSA <.1 and T <3 on 7-15-2011. PSA <.1 10-07-2011. PSA <.1 1-3-2012.