Hi everyone, thank you for adding me to this group. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 1B back in July 2016 after a routine mammogram/sonogram. My family and I had just gotten back from a fantastic cruise and I was surprised to say the least.
The last few months have been a whirlwind. I had a double mastectomy at the end of August. I thought I wouldn't need chemo but my ONCO type DX came back high risk. I have one chemo treatment left this week and then surgery in February and a hysterectomy in April.
I know in the end, I will be ok which is all that matters. Right now we are also dealing with the fact that my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 throat/neck cancer just a few months ago. He will be ok and prognosis is very good but definitely a lot to deal with.
My question is, if I'm having my ovaries, tubes and uterus removed, why wouldn't I just stay on tamoxifen rather than switching to Letrazole for the 10 years? I know that there are some potential serious side effects with letrazole and I haven't had any with tamoxifen. I know everyone's different in terms of side effects and whatever I need to do to be cancer free is what I'll do. I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with the last surgery and then the medications? No matter what, I feel very hopeful and know it could always be worse and I know in my heart that this is just a bump in the road and all will eventually be ok.
Wishing you all the very best!