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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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 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..
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.