Hi girls, hope you are all well. Iam on Letrozole 2.5mg and Ibrance125mg for the last 3 months. Do you girls go to a cardiologist every month for a check up because you are on chemo ? On Thursday iam having a lletz done and i had to do all the test so i get prepared for surgery, so they ask me if i have been seen a cardiologist every month and i said no and the doctors were suprised, Thanks for your time
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No never knew you should. But i have recently due to not 1 but 2 heart attacks. I was on letrozale 2.5 mg and 100mg Ibrance for 2 years. Still taking letrozale but not Ibrance because all of the knowledge that I've researched points to Ibrance causing the heart disease.
I really don't think this is necessary at all unless you have pre-existing heart problems and/or develop any that require assessment. The surgical thought of things is always different and perhaps some will disagree with me but without a worrisome symptom or perhaps something shows up in your regular bloodwork I would take this apparent suggestion from the surgeon with a grain of salt.
I am on exactly the same combo and to date I have never had heart problems . I also had surgery (breast reduction) last week... I had a pre - op assessment too and a discussion with the anaesthetist , and no one ever mentioned seeing a cardiologist once a month x
My reply is the same as most others
Never seen a cardiologist and only occasionally does anyone take my blood pressure..it would be high anyway as I have white coat syndrome!!.. I monitor it myself at home
I’m taking the same combo as you
I am on the same meds as you. Its been 3 months also and no have not see a cardiolist ..but i will bring it to my onoligist attention when i see him on Dec 18th.. Thank you ..Whats a. Lletz.. Got my Ct scan 3 month repot today ..just verbal for now .. My nurse told me that my lung cancer is stable. But not much change in my bones .. I will ask more at my next appointment..
Keep strong, we all are fighter's
Hello. My oncologist doesn't have me go to a heart doctor but I think I should. I use t when I was on IV chemo. Now I am on Ibrance and letrozole. Getting ready to start my 29th cycle.
Wow i just finished my 3rd cycle, i don't know for how long i will continue
I'm on ibrance 125 and fastlodex and had a heart scan before I started. Everything was fine and haven't had any other tests since.
No ma’am. I haven’t seen one in years and I’ve been on Ibrance for over a year.
I've been on the same medication regime since March 2015. I have never seen a cardiologist and have had no cardiac issues.
Good luck to you. Blessings.
So that everyone knows. I never had heart issue before. I replied to this so everyone will be aware.
No. I do have a cardiologist and have for a few years as I have had elevated blood pressure since years before cancer, at least a decade. I did not tolerate Ibrance well and developed a lung condition, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) that both my onc and pulmonologist believe was caused by the Ibrance. I've been off Ibrance for over 2 years and still have stable ILD. This past January, when starting pulmonary rehab, my heart was racing when being evaluated and I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, which can be caused by ILD. So side effects have escalated.
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