Jun 15, 2013 - 6:55 pm
Well, I have an appointment to see my oncologist on June 24. I had Stage I early stage bc, and am BRCA I. I had a double mastectomy (one side for cancer, the other a preventive mastectomy). On July 15 it will be 5 years that I am cancer free and taking Femara. No one seems to know how long you should take Femara, but some recent research showed that Tamoxifen has a better survival benefit if you take it for 10 years. The last I heard they are thinking this may also be true of Femara - which also gets rid of Estrogen but works in a different manner - but I believe no one knows for sure.
I am trying to determine whether or not to continue Femara. Has anyone out there been in a similar situation, and what decision did you make and why? The only really bad side effect I have had from the Femara is depression. I have to be on anti-depressants all the time, which mostly - but not completely - control the depression.
I would appreciate any advice,