Aromasin and Side Effects

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Aromasin and Side Effects

by Robyn_P_1 on Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:00 AM

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Has anyone seen a connection between Aromasin and cysts in breasts and other areas? I have been on Aromasin for 3 years and 9 months. I am 52 years old, and had BC in 2002 (Stage One, no node involvement.) I did chemo and radiation. Last year, CAT and PET scans showed cysts in my liver and near the gallbladder. Since the PET showed no activity, I tried acupuncture as two acupuncturists guaranteed that they could eliminate the cysts. A year later, new scans showed MORE cysts---now on my ovaries, also. Plus 'activity' in my throat and new cysts in my other breast. A breast biopsy showed a simple cyst. Has anyone experienced cysts as a side effect of Aromasin? The company's literature said that test animals developed ovarian cysts, but my oncologist said that my cysts were not from Aromasin. However, he does not know what caused them. Anyway, I got scared when the doctor said the cysts might be cancerous. I had some symptoms that could have been ovarian cancer. So, I had a supra-cervical laproscopic hysterectomy in August. My uterus was taken out because despite menopause and the Aromasin, my large fibroids had not shrunk. They were causing pain, also. Since my gallbladder was only 11% operational and causing lots of pain, it came out also. Oh, yes, and my appendix. Everything was benign. The pathology report was clueless on why the cysts developed and said there was a 50% chance of more abdominal cysts growing. I am tempted to stop the Aromasin, but estrogen is a scary thing too! I am now concerned that my body could be in a pre-cancerous condition that the doctors don't know about yet. You know, they are learning new things all the time, and perhaps the body has indicators that are early warning signs. However, we just don't know the signs yet. I go this week for yet another biopsy on a breast cyst!! Has anyone had similar problems? Thanks! Very tired, Robyn

Femara

by Susha on Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:00 AM

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I don't know if Aromasin is Femara but I have been taking Femara and I have had a problem with my ovaries. If that is what you are taking ..let me know ..then I will tell you the whole story...

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by grace777d on Tue Oct 16, 2012 08:08 PM

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I have been on Aromasin for 13 months and I already had a cyst on my ovary which doubled in size. While the doctor is not necessarily saying it is due to the drug, I am wondering. Aromasin did work for me at first, however. I have been switched to Faslodex immediately. I will see how my body responds now that I am off Aromasin. Hmmm...

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by JoyceJJL on Sun Nov 25, 2012 02:56 AM

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I took Aromasin but had side affects, then tried Arimidex and also had side effects.  they ended up with putting me on Fermara, which I have taken for 3 1/2 yrs, its killed my bones and I dont know what else.  I havent noticed any cysts.  I have one on my kidney but they keep saying thats fine,  ben there for years.  I hope they;re right.  I would get a 2nd opinion as to why you keep getting cysts tho.  Seems awfully strange that you are getting so many of them.  Please find out and take care Joyce

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by grace777d on Thu Oct 03, 2013 02:29 AM

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I used Aromasin for one year; it worked at first and because less effective. The doctor stopped it. I got ovarian cysts after taking the Aromasin, but, the doctors do not mention the possibility that the cause of the cysts could be the drug. Everytime something goes wrong -- its the cancer. Hmm...

Please ignore my 10/2/13 Post

by grace777d on Thu Oct 03, 2013 02:32 AM

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I already responded to this a year ago. Foggy brain today...

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