I had a mastectomy & axilliary lymph node clearnce April2018. Followed by chemotherapy &radiation. Cancer large 8cm Hormone receptor( Oestrogen ) Oncologist also prescribed Anastrozole for 5 yrs. My lymph nodes all returned negative results. I have had two negative bone scans &2 negative full body scans. No sign of any metasteses .
I commenced Anastrozole 3 months ago side effects have been intolerable to the point I have no quality of life at all. I intend to stop the drug Oncologist suggesting Tamoxifen I am really unsure re this. I cannot find any statistics confirming the importance of these drugs .
I am 73 yrs of age & really now want some quality returning to my life instead of being in constant pain & utterly overwhelming exhaustion. Oncologist states drugs are best practice ,but considering Chemo Radiation &all scans lymph glands clear just currently so unhappy . Just do not want to go down the oral drug pathway but just have some quality to return to our lives.
Sorry for long message but feel at my wits end.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.