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Anti hormone therapy for endometrial Ca

Sara Zipora's picture
Sara Zipora
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Joined: Sep 2010

Hi, as my estrogen and progesterone are high, the docs are suggesting anti hormone therapy. Did anyone have this? What are side affects?
Thanks,
Sara Zipora

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maggie_wilson
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Joined: Nov 2009

not sure if this is what you mean, but i'm er+ pr-, and just began tamoxifen for one month--which suppresses estrogen, and megace for the following month. the only real side effect for me seems to be fatigue, which is a drag since i'm used to having a lot of energy. in any case, hope this helps. are you now taking hormones? if so, which? how is your doctor monitoring your progress? hope whatever you're doing is successful. hormone therapy for me is a long shot, but i thought it couldn't hurt to try. if it stabilizes me, then i'd stay on it. if it's not doing anything, then it's back to chemo.....which doctor says will probably put me back into remission for another year, year an a half, since i responded better to the first, standard chemo better than expected.

sisterhood,
maggie

Sara Zipora's picture
Sara Zipora
Posts: 231
Joined: Sep 2010

Thank you so much for answering my querry.
I am p+e+ and Thank Gd after four rounds of taxol/carbo and two of Doxil/carbo seem to be ok, I.e. Ca 125 and CTok. I'll know best in six weeks when I have another CT and Ca 125 after carbo out of my system.
I looked up tamoxifen and it's reactions of cataract, I have one in my good eye and have glaucoma in my bad, legally blind, eye already! Also the thrombosi side effects, but he'd probably presscribe aspirin or heparin, were scary for me. My Doc suggests mugace too. The idea being to 'throw the book' at me to stave off recurrence as long as possible, at one time he said 'go for cure' but now I understand that at my Stage IV B, the 'cure' is year remission!

Thanks gain for getting back to me.
Sara Zipora

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