spiper41

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Article Talk: Heart Problems, Fracture Risk Greater With Extended Use of Aromatase Inhibitors to Treat Breast Cancer
October 24, 2017
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I was diagnosed with metastatic disease in 2008 and have been on anastrozole ever since. So far I have high blood pressure which has been successfully treated. I have some loss of bone density, but I am still only borderline osteopenic. My doctor started me on Prolia last year as a preventive measure. In my judgment (and that of my doctor) going off the anastrozole poses greater risk than the risks of staying on it. I assume I will continue to take it until it stops working or until I die of something else.

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Article Talk: Heart Problems, Fracture Risk Greater With Extended Use of Aromatase Inhibitors to Treat Breast Cancer
October 24, 2017
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I was diagnosed with metastatic disease in 2008 and have been on anastrozole ever since. So far I have high blood pressure which has been successfully treated. I have some loss of bone density, but I am still only borderline osteopenic. My doctor started me on Prolia last year as a preventive measure. In my judgment (and that of my doctor) going off the anastrozole poses greater risk than the risks of staying on it. I assume I will continue to take it until it stops working or until I die of something else.

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Article Talk: One-Breasted WomanArticle Talk: One-Breasted Woman
October 24, 2017
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\r\nThis writer certainly should do what she wants. It would make me very uncomfortable to leave the prosthesis in the closet. I wonder, however, if she has thought about the imbalance in her body. Not having equal weight on each side will throw her posture out of alignment and lead to problems she won\'t even realize are related. She should also be aware that there are all kinds of prostheses out there. I personally like the Amoena adhesive model. There is a big variety in sizes, and the adhesive means it doesn\'t shift. If the remaining breast is small, she might even get by without a bra. \r\n\r\nView Original Post ...

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Learning From the Best: On Patients Who Respond Well to Cancer Treatment
June 01, 2016
In April I passed the eight year mark from diagnosis of MBC. I started on Arimidex within a few weeks and have been taking it ever since. Not only have I not had any progression, within two and a half years there was no evidence of disease. I think that makes me an exceptional responder. If anyone knows where I could volunteer for a US study of exceptional responders, I would be grateful. I live in Portland, OR. My email address is s-piper@comcast.net. Thanks.

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