Karen

Posting since January 01, 1970

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January 01, 1970

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Making a Choice I Could Live With
April 01, 2016
It's been awhile since your post - I'd like to know how you are doing with the medications. Have you experienced the issues that others have with it? I appreciate your post very much.

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The Good Girl: Following Doctor's Orders to Combat Cancer
April 01, 2016
I had a bilateral mastectomy in February 2016 - stage 1, no lymph node involvement, Oncotype score was 12. The oncologist pushed very hard for me to start Arimidex but I refused because of the many severe possible side effects. Since I already have a lot of problems with osteoarthritis it didn't seem like a good way to go. For me, I'd rather have 5 good years than 10 crummy ones. I did have to assert myself with the oncologist but it's my life, not hers. Will I feel different 10 years from now if it returns? Hard to say - but I've got to go with my gut. Thank you for sharing your story because it's been hard to find discussions about this on

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