Sep 05, 2012 - 3:16 pm
I went through the bilateral/recon/scans and was able to avoid chemo/rad but now faced w/Tamoxifen. I'm 63 and a small person. Have walked 4 mi daily for 35 yrs and exercised at a gym forever. Never overweight and have been healthy all my life, until bc diagnosed at annual mammo in Apr 12. The side effects given are overwhelming, and I don't want to gain weight. No telling what problems it would lead to at my age. The Onco DR says I'll see this aggressive cancer again sooner rather than later if I don't take the Tamox. It was caught early, and I felt hopeful, until the Onco visits began. I was awake until 3am wrestling w/my thoughts. It has become all consuming. Is there anyone who chose to say no to treatment in my situation, or who had good results on the med?