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Does the side affects go away after treatment with anastrozole or Tamoxifen

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New Hope
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Does the side affects go away after treatment with anastrozole or tamoxifen for 5years .Does the body start making estrogen again or does it stop it forever ,just woundering

Hope

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SIROD
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I took several drug breaks on hormonal drug therapies.  I found the side effects went away in about 3 weeks and return within 3 weeks after restarting.  When I took a long drug break after progression on Femara, I took another drug break using my own estrogen, instead of estradiol.  The first ct scan (3 months later)  showed some growth.  Then the cancer really returned 2 months later, I waited another 2 months before having a scan and then rebooted Femara.  Mine is 90% ER+, so the cancer was using my own estrogen to grow.

We are all different but estrogen does returned.  In post menopausal women we produce hormone from the adrenal gland.

Hope I answered your question.

Doris

 

 

 

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New Hope
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I alway thought our ovaries was were estrogen came from.Was really surprized when they said my cancer depended on estrogen to grow.My aunt who had cancer also but at a much younger age just had here ovaries removed and never had to have any other treatment.She has been cancer free for more then 50years.

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