Oct 07, 2002 - 5:31 pm
Someone was asking me about this. It is an injectable medication used to stop hormone production for those who are ER+. I opted for a hys instead because in trial studies 23% of the patients who got the inj. had tumor flare up (tumor got larger) suppossedly it shrinks back down, but you have to get the shot every 28 days in the stomach! OUCH! anyway only 4% of the patients w/ hysterectomy had tumor flare up. One of my mets was in my low back, very close to my spine, I didn't like the idea of any flare up! This is just my personal opinion, but if you get the package insert you can read it under Warnings. God bless Hummingbyrd.