Refusing Arimidex

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RE: Refusing Arimidex

by Grace234 on Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:00 AM

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I had a bilateral mastectomy and going through my last cycle of chemo.y doctor said I had to follow with aromatase or Tamoxifen.I teach fitness and I have to work out everyday.I was told I had osteopenia in the arms.I don't want to become old before my time due to drugs when I never took even an aspirin.I ws forced into menoupause for the chemo.

The doctor said that taking hormone therahy increases a 12%  life expectancy and the 5 years of medication extend to almost 20 not just to 5.

The side effects are not general and depends on each person and is possible to withdraw  the drug if they are ruining your quality of life.

 

RE: Refusing Arimidex

by Hawaii on Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:00 AM

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To all those wondering about Arimidex, Anastrozole, see

Anastrozole Confirmed Superior In Breast Cancer Prevention  

in the Cancer Compass:  Cancer News link. Article Dec. 14.

 

All drugs have their side effects. And some, have other drugs to counter some of the side effects, including bone loss. Each one will make a risk-benefit ratio analysis as to what suits her.

I think the info in that article may be helpful.G. 

 

 

 

 

RE: Refusing Arimidex

by Shemay on Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi Grace234 The following information should be helpful for anyone having to make this decision. I personally would never consider chemo but that is a personal decision. My medical/alternative doctor recommends Avemar and with good reason.____http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/anastr_ad.htm ________AVEMAR http://www.cancercompass.com/cancer-news/1,12705,00.htm http://www.rejuvenation-science.com/avemar.html http://www.avemarresearch.com/TOC.html http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/article/3603/reduce-cancer (Wheat Germ Extract) Avemar is the new wonder-alternative cancer treatment / adjuvant therapy for boosting the immune system and fighting cancer. "Research at UCLA has demonstrated that Avemar reduces glucose flow into the cancer cells.  Cancer cells can evade NK [natural killer] cells by masking their outer membrane with a special substance that the NK cells recognize as 'normal.'  Avemar suppresses the release of this masking substance -- allowing NK cells to better target and kill the cancer cells."  Avemar's immune-stimulating ability appears to be so powerful that it can be useful in helping to restore even the most severely compromised immune systems.

On 1/1/2008 Grace234 wrote:

I had a bilateral mastectomy and going through my last cycle of chemo.y doctor said I had to follow with aromatase or Tamoxifen.I teach fitness and I have to work out everyday.I was told I had osteopenia in the arms.I don't want to become old before my time due to drugs when I never took even an aspirin.I ws forced into menoupause for the chemo.

The doctor said that taking hormone therahy increases a 12%  life expectancy and the 5 years of medication extend to almost 20 not just to 5.

The side effects are not general and depends on each person and is possible to withdraw  the drug if they are ruining your quality of life.

 


RE: Refusing Arimidex

by MissCaroline on Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 11/5/2006 Summer103 wrote:

I don't want to take these drugs and would like to know how many of you are refusing to take them. My thoughts are that they are altering the natural way our bodies work. I was stage 1, very small tumor, lobular, no nodes, and did radiation. Maybe I am flirting with danger, but am really afraid to put these drugs into my body. Anyone out there doing what I am doing?

I had stage 1, and  1cm.  invasive breast cancer, node neg.  I had a lumpectomy, and starting radiation next week for 35 days.  My oncologist said I will be taking Arimidex for 5 years, and I am thinking of refusing this drug !!  I am reading everything I can to get info. on the side effects of this drug, the results of my findings are very alarming !!!  I am 58 an in otherwise good health,  have a job that I work 10 hour days.

I would rather have this cancer come back and have surgery all over again than to take this Arimidex drug.  I was told that I would not have to have chemo .... duh (Arimidex is a chemotherapy drug).  I would rather have a quality of life.... and it's my life.  I would like to hear from others going thru this.

 

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