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Anybody taking Aromasin

Sara2011's picture
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I finished 8 rounds of Taxol/Carboplatin in mid-February. I have now been put on Aromasin, which is an estrogen inhibitor. I'm having some real trouble with swelling in my feet, ankles, and knees. Have any of the rest of you been put on this drug for maintenance after finishing up chemo. I'm told estrogen feeds ovarian cancer and that's why I'm having to take this med for a while, kind of like people who are put on Tamoxifen. Just looking to see if any of you have experienced this and what your symptons were.

debrajo's picture
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Wish I could help, but I have not taken this drug. Did the taxol/carboplatin not do all it was susposed to do? Just curious,since my mother is a 26 year surviver of breast cancer and she never did chemo or radiation, just surgery and five years of Tamoxifen with absolutely no side affects. Let us know how you are doing. Best, debrajo

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Joined: May 2012

I'm sorry you're having side effects. From what I do know about the drug, you should mention the swelling to your doc (which I'm sure you will anyway), since it's a more uncommon side effect.

My oncologist has mentioned Tamoxifen for me, but so far we're just watching and waiting. How did you decide on Aromasin?

Sara2011's picture
Posts: 77
Joined: Oct 2011

I tried Femara first, but had a reaction to it and had to stop taking it. So, my oncologist switched me to Aromasin. I just found out today that my CA 125 is down from 32 to 24 this week, so that is great news. The Aromasin is supposed to help keep any tumors from growing. I did talk to her about the swelling and she is taking me off the drug for a month to see if the swelling is related, so we'll see how it goes.

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Joined: Nov 2009

I took this for my recurrance, but unfortunately it didn't do the job for me. I'm so happy it's doing it's job for you.
((((HUGS))) Maria

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