Hi it's the first time I've posted on here but everyone seems very helpful so here goes. I've been on methotrexate for about 4 years 25mg. At first I took hydroxychloraquin with it but the disease was still active so we tried various other things which made me ill so it was decided that I would have enbrel injections which was like a miracle for me. After 2 years on this I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February this year and was told I couldn't have enbrel anymore as it can cause the cancer to come back. I also had to come off methotrexate too until my wound healed. Well I sailed through my op and 4 weeks radiotherapy but am in agony now. I am waiting for tests to see if I can have Rituximab cos methotrexate alone is obviously not working for me plus I had a steroid injection to tide me over and that hasn't worked for me either when they have usually worked wonders. I saw my oncologist last week and she gave me the all clear for 12 months but then I said oh my rheumy says you have given permission for me to have Rituximab and she said yes, there is a slight risk of breast cancer but hey we have to take risks now and then. Well this was like a bombshell to me as I was already frightened about it because of the potential side affects. I just wondered what everyone else thought about it and I anyone else is on it. Thanks for listening x
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