Aromatase Inhibitors, 5 Years, Now What? Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have passed the five-year mark of being on an aromatase inhibitor. So now what? I have decided I am going to stay on Aromasin. I do not know how long I will stay on it, but I am going to hang in there for a while longer. I want to stress that my decision should not necessarily be your decision. Believe me, I get it if you decide something different. I totally understand and respect the decisions others make regarding these meds.

Many women (and men) do not stay on for the full five years. Some of us, me included, take breaks. Others skip a pill here and there (Yes, I have done that). Still others, pop that darn little white pill no matter what and do not understand how anyone could consider not doing so.

We are all different. We all experience different side effects and some don’t experience any at all. In fact, I would love it if you would comment about how well you are tolerating being on an AI or tamoxifen if this is the case for you. Sometimes we don’t share so readily when things are going well. And it’s important to do that too.

So why did I decide to continue?

First of all, I have done everything in my power to keep the cancer beast at bay. Bilateral mastectomy, check. Chemotherapy, check. Ovaries and Fallopian tubes yanked out, check. Uterus – removed for good measure, check (yes, there was no real consensus on the value of doing this part, but…). AIs for five years, check.

And now my oncologist is highly recommending that I stay the course. I trust him. I have to.

In addition, Dear Hubby has been very clear on what his wishes are. He wants me to stay on, despite the nasty side effects. And yes, he bears the brunt of some of them. I admit it. He does.

And I know the decision is ultimately mine, but then again, is it? (Post for another day).

I’m BRCA+. Do I have a greater chance for recurrence?

Supposedly not, but…

So those are my reasons. Such as they are.

I do not like the side effects of these drugs. At all.

My hair (what’s left of it) is awful. I often feel de-feminized. My joints hurt. I have bone loss. I struggle with fatigue, weight gain and other side effects listed on the handout that comes with these dang drugs. I hate these drugs.

Plus, I don’t like how there is not yet consensus on what a woman in my position (post-menopausal at diagnosis and completed with the first five years on an AI) should be doing. Data is still being collected.

And yet…

I’m signing on for a bit longer because I hate cancer more than I hate these AIs.

And again, this does not mean I am suggesting my decision should be your decision.

In all honesty, if I were living in a cocoon all by myself, I would likely opt out.

My oncologist (bless his heart) suggested this:  “My advice is to continue, but tackle this in smaller time frames. Forget about staying on another five years. Tell yourself you’ll give it a try for another three months and then revisit.”

I like that advice.

I’m going to take it.

For now, it’s still one day at a time.

It guess it always has been.

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Note: In my next post I will share about the relatively new Breast Cancer Index Test which I have been investigating with great interest.

If you’re on an AI or tamoxifen, what do you plan to do after five years?

What side effects are/were you experiencing, if any?

Have you ever skipped your pill(s) on purpose?


Aromatase Inhibitors, Five Years, Now What?
Aromatase Inhibitors, Five Years, Now What?

50 thoughts to “Aromatase Inhibitors, 5 Years, Now What? Part 2”

  1. Sigh. The AI dilemma for us. I love your decision making process, and the wide viewpoint of the whole ordeal.

    I just got my bone density results (pre-AI, my Oncologist felt we should keep track). Now a new issue for me, however. My bone density is above normal for my age – I have always had strong bones, and no joint issues. I love that about my otherwise healthy self before breast cancer! I am the lucky gal who has only had to take ibuprofen up until this (with the exception of Gabapentin and mild pain prescriptions here and there for my restless leg issue and ovarian cysts rupturing the past few years). I really, really do not want to cause harm to my bones! Augh! The Arimidex sits in the pantry, awaiting me to give it a try. Promised doctors, hubby and kids I would, but dang, everything in me does not want to do it. Guess I could just tell them I am, and not – nope, I am terrible at lying – could do what your Onco says and just say to myself I will take them for the next little while and see.

    Fortunately for me, I did not test positive for BRCA, and, had a well formed tumor (Stage 2A). Had half my left breast tissue removed (she’s much perkier than righty, and nipple has some feeling – I got to keep her and feel for my BC gals who lost both of these feeling parts). Had full hysterectomy too – even cervix – so eliminated those major cancer risks. Had radiation (was spared chemo). So why would I hesitate with all the good fortune I was bestowed with in my cancer ordeal? Why would I not want to do everything to ensure it doesn’t come back, with perhaps less fortunate outcome? I feel crazy moments about this – and worse, no one around me understands why it is even an issue. My friends who had to go through so much worse encourage me because I may not he so lucky next time, if there is a next time. My Oncologist says if I don’t take the AIs for 5 years, my risk of tecurrence goes up to about 20%. I asked if removing my breasts would be sufficient rather than years of drugs, but as shared here, it still is a part of the deal. Of course, my BC full mastectomy friends say that would be nuts, but that is the magnitude of my fear of these drugs. it is my body, and I am simply not attracted to causing harm to my other healty body parts – I am not attracted to affecting my quality and enjoent of life…but, then again, don’t I want to ensure I have a life 5, 10, 20 years from now? Ah, the crazy dilemmas of cancer that only those who have it understand. Whew, grateful I have a place to voice all this safely! Thanks, Nancy!

    1. BTW – I did a one month gig with Tamoxifen after radiation, it was awful, and basically set my womb. existing fibroid tumor, tubes, and ovaries into a painful orbit – hence the full hysterectomy. Even hubby instanlty noticed the changes in my demeanor within days of being on that stuff. Anyone who takes it, I give you major courage kudos, I couldn’t hack it.

        1. WAS ON ARImodex for five years post lumpectomy. 2 yrs. off and then the dreaded stage 4 in bone. Started Inbrance and letrozole for 5 yrs with no movement anywhere. Dr says why don’t we change to a newer version that you take every day, twice a day with no breaks. Added side affect of diarhrea. Did not tell me there was insurance deal for newer drug, Comp. gets bigger break on what part they play. Both cost over $26,000 a months without insurance/ with copay is $600.00+. I don’t like how it makes me feel—dry mouth, tired with appetite.

          1. Nancy, I’m sorry to hear you are stage 4 now. Don’t blame you for not liking how the drugs make you feel. And that co-pay is still way too darn high. I appreciate you sharing. Thank you. My best to you.

    2. Pam, It is a dilemma for many of us, that’s for sure. I understand your fears about these drugs, but remember not everyone has the side effects, so giving them a try is worth it IMO. You must do what you and your oncologist feel is right for you. Thank you for sharing so candidly. And good luck with your decision.

    3. I am now in my 6th year from diagnosis. I tried the AIs, two of them but joint pain was too much to bear after 12 months and my bone density was slipping below normal.. So I went to Tamoxifen and apart from hot flushes just about all the time, I am now managing that better too and am doing okay. Doctors suggested after the 5 years that I continue for a further 5 years but I have had some long term effects such as the bone density which is now stable as I take Calcium+vit D every day, have had full hip replacement, snapped both cartiledges in both knees, open heart surgery to replace valve and the list goes on. But the thought of having to go through cancer again and the ramifications and emotions I will put up with as much as I can to avoid this. I have agreed to continue on Tamoxifen and I too have set small goals, “see how we go for 3 months managing the side effects differently” method. This helps a lot as I feel I have choices still.

      1. Cheryl, Sounds like you are doing what feels right for you, and I agree that setting smaller goals time-frame-wise helps. Thank you for sharing.

  2. With 11 months and two surgeries having passed since diagnosis, I have resisted the pressure for AIs/Tomaxifen (opted for no radiation/no chemo). I have taken a naturopathic route for several reasons, and knock on cancer cells, so far so good. However, the oncologists bring it up at every appointment. So my question to those who have opted to engage in one or the other pill therapy, has age, aging, and length of time on a protocol made a difference, better or worse? Though my path is currently different, I wish the best to those on another, and could one day be on a still different one–the future always seems to loom with more decisions.

    1. Maggie, Everyone is different, so I’m sure there some who experience improving, as well as some who experience worsening, symptoms over time. Wishing you the best too. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I am past 10 years on Arimidex. My oncologist & I have decided I should stay on it as long as side effect are tolerable (they are). Latest research reported to me by Dr. does not state an “end date” to the use of aromatase inhibitors – meaning a time when it is no longer effective at preventing cancer recurrence or mets. I am now 11 1/2 years since diagnosis of my stage IIIa, grade 3 triple positive IDC – with cancer in 5 lymph nodes. I had lumpectomy, radiation, ACT chemo, one year of Herceptin, plus the Arimidex. I developed some osteopenia at about the 9.5 year mark on Arimidex, which could also be due to advancing age (68). I am now on Prolia injections twice yearly for that. I have no other side effects from the Arimidex. Side effects from Prolia are mild “achy bones” for a couple of days after injection.

    I try to eat healthily as much as possible, eating mostly organic non-processed foods. I limit alcohol to 1 or 2 glasses of wine per week, and avoid soda altogether. I have lost 30+ pounds over the years since my pre-cancer weight, mainly with carb restriction & exercise .

    I will continue on Arimidex as long as side effects are as mild as they are, and cancer stays away. I am planning on a lot more healthy active years in my life!

  4. Shari, I think I will follow your lead – we are similar. I was diagnosed as 2A, I am HER2+ and e+. I am tolerating Arimidex well after 14 months on it. My joints are a little stiff, but they were stiff before all this started. If I exercise consistently, it is better. My thumb is numb, that seems to be about it. I am grateful, so for as long as I can – I will stay the course. I did have a complete hysterectomy due to what turned out to be a benign tumor (YAY) and I have a touch of osteopenia and for that and being proactive am receiving Zometa every six months. I had TCH plus Perjeta as my chemo/targeted therapy, just FYI. Am 61 now and intend to do my best to be active and engaged.

  5. Good luck, Nancy. This is a hard, brave decision. I could not/would not take AIs because of my mom’s history of severe osteoporosis — it led to her death. I ended up having to stop tamoxifen because I could not function well enough while on it to do my job. I just hope I stay NED. It’s a balancing act for us all.

    1. Kathi, Not sure it’s a brave decision, but it is a hard one. I am sorry about your mom’s experience with osteoporosis. That’s really sad and scary too. Each of us must do what we feel is right for us. I sure as heck hope you stay NED too. And yes, it is a balancing act for sure. Thank you for adding to this discussion.

  6. I was on tamoxifen for 3 years then got metastatic BC of the bones. Stopped tamoxifen and started Lexepro a stronger one then couldn’t tolerate side effects moved to arominsone Disease still very active after 9 months estrogen positive Now I’m getting fasoldex hormone injections monthly Tumors in my neck have shrunk will know true results in 60 days when I get another pet scan. I take presidone 10 days a month to help with joint and Bone pain. I’ll be on this injection until it stops working.

  7. I have about 62 little white pills left until I reach the five-year mark. My onc wants me off to conserve my bones, and doesn’t feel the evidence is compelling regarding extended AI therapy.

    1. Chandra, Some oncologists do feel that way, which is part of the reason all this is frustrating, the lack of consensus. We are all individuals, so of course, decisions we make about these drugs are as well. Thank you for sharing your plans.

  8. I literally could not tale Arimedex. I held on through nonstop 24/7 hot flashes, heart palpitations and blood pressure spikes (that they told me were just a coincidence and claimed were not from the drug), but the joint pain was so excruciating, that was too much. Next was Femara, 2+ years of elevated blood pressure, weight gain, and joint pains that were only bearable with prescription anti-inflammatories. Arosmin was the most tolerable AI. But the one good thing about being on an oral chemo is NO MORE AIs!
    Some of us have more trouble than others with AIs.

    1. Elizabeth, I couldn’t tolerate Armididex either. It got to the point where I could hardly walk and I said I’ve got to try something else. So far, Aromasin is going better, not great, but better. And yes, I guess that is one good thing about oral chemo. Thank you for sharing. Good to hear from you. Hope you’re doing okay.

      1. Nancy, My onc wants to switch me from Arimidex to Aromasin bec of side effects (fatigue, bone and joint issues mainly). I’m afraid to switch as it’s the devil I know versus the one I don’t. Also because it seems Aromasin has irreversible issues. How are you feeling on it? Was it an easy transition? Are you still having joint pain. Thanks in advance.

        1. Linda, I am doing a lot better on Aromasin. Still hate it, still have some issues, but nothing like I had on Arimidex. I understand your hesitancy as I heard the same thing about the irreversible effects. I am concerned about that too. My oncologist didn’t seem to agree with that, so I’m not sure what’s true there. As of now, I am still on it. And for me, the transition was relatively “easy”. Good luck with your decision.

      2. I have been on Arimidex for 2-1/2 years now and the allover pain in joints, bones and muscles is miserable. I also have gotten to the point where it is difficult to stand and walk. My Oncologist took me off for 2 weeks only and, of course, there was no change in my pain level/type, so she put me back on it. My GP thinks it probably is to blame, but points out my age (71yo), and my elevated RH factor as also contributing to the pain. I might add that it seems like some of my pain has just started suddenly, the past 4 or 5 months, so could be something other than the Arimidex. I was told that I have to remain on this med for at least 10 years!

  9. Nancy,

    I just had my 5-year checkup with my oncologist. I’ve been taking generic Femara for 21/2 years (after 2 1/2 years on Tamoxifen). I am working on a blog post about my appointment, as it was eye-eopening. Since you are writing about this very topic, I’ll share some of what I learned here.

    There is a new biomarker test for early-stage breast cancer patients called the Breast Cancer Index (BCI) test. They take a tissue sample of your original tumor to determine if you are likely to benefit from extending anti-estrogen therapy and if you are at high or low risk for recurrence after 5 years. This is different than the Oncotype Dx score, which determines risk of recurrence in the first 5 years post-diagnosis and helps determine if chemo is warranted.)

    Anyway, there are 4 possible results with the Breast Cancer Index test:
    1) High recurrence risk and tumor IS receptive to anti-estrogen therapy
    2) High recurrence risk and tumor is NOT receptive to anti-estrogen therapy
    3) Low recurrence risk and tumor IS receptive to anti-estrogen therapy
    4) Low recurrence risk and tumor is NOT receptive to anti-estrogen therapy

    I had never heard of this test before. But I am having it done. Results should be in in April.
    In the event I come back as #1, I will definitely STAY on Letrozole.
    If #2, I will be worried, but I’ll STOP taking the drug. (If my cells are not receptive, why suffer another 5 years?)
    If #3, that is a gray area. I may decide to stay on the drug b/c my tumor is responsive to it even though I am at a low risk for recurrence
    If #4, I will STOP taking the drug and really feel good!

    I did hear from a friend who took the test in January… her results put her in the high risk group as well as the group whose tumors were receptive to anti-estrogen therapy. So she is staying the course and taking her pills for another 5 years.

    I’m interested to hear if others have taken this test yet or have even heard of it! Thanks for writing about this! I’ve been so behind in my blogging and blog reading!

    1. Renn, My next post is going to be about the Breast Cancer Index Test, so thank you for bringing it up. I will definitely be reading your post on this topic. I have had some issues getting this test… but you can read about that next time. Thank you for sharing and I’ll be very interested in your experience with BCI.

  10. I took Tamoxifen for three years and couldn’t tolerate it any longer. I got my life back, had my ovaries removed and feel great. My doctor is pressuring me to take AI’s now. I don’t want to. I am four years out from Dx, triple positive, stage 1, node negative, had lumpectomy, chemo, rads. I’m 50 and want to enjoy my life and my 14 year old daughter, I’m single for the first time since 1985. I want QUALITY of life, not to turn into a depressed, fatigued, impossible to lose weight, always in pain person. Like when I was on tamoxifen. Not a decision I take lightly, I have another checkup in a few hours and we’ll see what happens…

    1. Lisa, I don’t think any of us take these decisions lightly. All we can do is evaluate all the angles and make decisions that feel right for us. Good luck with yours and thank you for sharing.

  11. Hi Nancy,

    I never heard of the Breast Cancer Index Test; it sounds interesting.

    As I commented in your previous post, I could not tolerate the AIs. I was upset about that. I never deliberately skipped a pill and had every intention of staying the course, but my oncologist made the decision for me to stop. I waited until I was in utter agony to call him. Did I do the right thing by stopping? I don’t know. I would like to think I did the right thing for me, but it’s so darn hard to tell.

    Thanks for writing about this. Your post made me think about writing about my AI experience in a future post.

  12. Nancy, I’ve never skipped a Tamoxifen pill. I’ve been too scared to. I don’t know what I will do after 5 years but it all depends on whether or not I will be building a family. I am having a conversation about that next month with my onco. These are all very hard decisions. I hate that I was dx with cancer at such a young age (not that there is ever a right age for this mess!).

    You have to do what’s best for you as so will I. And I am a big believer of quality of life. I wish you good luck and may you be at peace with all the decisions you make regarding your cancer treatments.

    1. Rebecca, I hate that you were diagnosed at such a young age too. You have big decisions ahead and I wish you all the best as you sort through all that comes into play while making them. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Nancy – this topic really made me do some soul-searching and relive some painful memories of my mom’s breast cancer story in order to answer your questions. Ive been on Arimidex since May 2015. I had so much horrid post-chemo collateral damage that I couldn’t tell what might be Arimidex-caused. The joint pain that so many of us know finally settled down, and has all but disappeared. The hot flashes and all the rest, I can tolerate. For now. I always claimed that I would never continue stopping – why did I undergo slash, poison and burn to turn away extra time with my family? My mom suffered every side effect known – Halsted Radical Mastectomy, cobalt not-so-targeted radiation, chemo without anti nausea meds, and
    the heart and lung damage and fatal osteoporosis that followed. She took this all on, joined countless studies, helped start the first Reach to Recovery program in her community, and she always (outwardly at least) said she would do what it took to beat this disease and so that her daughters wouldn’t have to go through this. It would break her heart to know that I
    have it. I’ve changed my mind – I will try to continue, I will work with my doctors to change meds and do whatever I can to stay on them, but ultimately, I can’t know what the future will bring and I support anyone having to decide to stay or go with Aromatase Inhibitors. Knowledge is power.

    1. Linda, I’m sorry this post caused you to relive some painful memories, but I guess soul-searching is good, right? I’m sorry your mom suffered so much. I certainly relate to that. Mine did as well. Like you, I will try to continue on these drugs too. But of course as you said, none of us knows what the future will bring. I support each person’s personal decision regarding staying on these drugs or not too. It’s all a balancing act. Thank you for sharing.

  14. hi,
    just wondering if anyone has experienced swelling in both legs and feet while on letraxole (in addition to all the other side effects, ugh!)

  15. I could use some advise on a decision to continue letrozole(femara) or not. I am almost 2 years out from having stage 2 breast cancer and have been on the aromatase inhibitors since then. I also had the ovaries and tubes removed as a preventative treatment. I have the BRCA 2 gene also. I am considering going off fermara because of the side effects of severe joint pain,uncontrollable weight gain,daily hot flashes, bloating, trigger fingers, etc. I can’t see doing this for another 3 years especially with the possibility of bone loss thrown in there too. The oncologists have always told me to stay on the inhibitors( they are all in the same practice). I am now looking for other oncologists in the Boston area that I might talk to if anyone knows of a good one. Sure there is a chance of getting cancer again someday, but are the health effects from this medication worth the suffering and damage done to other parts of my body? I’d like to hear from other peoples experiences. Thanks

  16. I’ve been taking Anastrazole for just over 4 months. My tumours were tiny (4 mm and 2 mm) ER+, HER2 -, nodes (2) negative, margins clean. I didn’t have chemo but had 16 radiation treatments. My onco indicated that the benefit of taking AIs in my case is small (5 year survival increases from 96% to 98%) so if I have intolerable side effects he would recommend that I just quit taking them.
    Initially I had no side effects. My bone density is excellent so at this time that’s not an issue.
    As time progresses I am noticing more and different side effects. I have occasional hot flashes, usually an hour or so after taking the medication. This is tolerable.
    Slight, transient joint pain and some muscle weakness, especially in my upper arms and shoulders, as well as morning stiffness and one trigger finger.Tolerable.
    My hair was thinning but that seems to have settled down somewhat. My skin is horrbly dry and crispy. I should buy shares in Aveeno. Also tolerable, though.
    My biggest concern is the mental effects this drug is having. I am fatigued, with low motivation to get out and exercise, although cognitively I realize this is important. I have mood swings, crying jags, irritability and sadness that I have hever had before. Add brain fog and difficulty word finding to the mix, and many days I feel like I’m losing “me”.
    I don’t have intractable pain or constant hot flashes. My bones are not at risk as yet. None the less, I am considering quitting the drug to recover my mind.
    My struggle is: are these effects tolerable? Should I just suck it up and slap a smile on my face even as I can’t find the word I want? Am I being a whiny baby? So many others seem to be suffering so much more than I am…but….
    My husband is supportive, no matter what decision I make, but he does bear the brunt of my mood swings and irritability.
    I saw a poster once that said “ Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most”
    This is me.

    1. Marilyn, I am sorry you are struggling. Believe me, you’re not alone. The thing is, only you can decide what is tolerable. That varies from person to person. The benefit for you to continue seems pretty small, but that is not for me to say. Again, only you can determine what’s best for you. Good luck with all everything.

  17. Marilyn, Has the drug you are taking been from the same manufacturer since you started or did that change? The reason I am asking is because I was taking letrozole manufactured by Accord, I had some side effects but they were mild. Then one day when I picked up my prescription it was Teva brand, the side effects were horrible. The next time I picked my pills up they were back to being Accord brand and the horrible side effects were gone within a month. Told my doctor and he said if something is agreeing with you never let the pharmacist substitute a different brand.

  18. I was stage 3a ER+, HER2 neg did ACT chemo and 6 weeks radaiation
    Finished radiation July 2015 started Arimidex 2 weeks after finishing radiation, felt great, was exercising and just feeling so much better – January 2016 started having hip pain, 3 trigger fingers and Carple tunnel syndrome in wrist with trigger fingers all on my right side, tumor was on left breast. Got cortisone shots for fingers and went away for a year, wrist better but hip has now gone from bursitis to extreme osteoarthritis ugh. I am am 62 yrs old and feel like 90, have gained weight because I can’t walk/hike like I loved. I am doing Pilates 2 times a week and it helps some. I will probably have to have a hip replacement in the future ugh.
    It will be 3 years this July being on Arimidex, tried the other 2 but no relief. I will take for 5 years and now onco says for 10 years. I will wait till the 5 years is up and see what statistics etc are and make decision then. Nobody understands what the pain is like except someone who has it too. This is something that needs to be researched more by doctors and what can be done to help with the pain. I take Advil but doesn’t really help.
    Thanks for your blog

    1. I forgot I changed from generic to name brand about 6 months ago because I heard it was better but still have same pain.

  19. I have been taking Anastrozole for about 16 months. At first, I breathed a sigh of relief, and thought I was missing the worst of the side effects. But the joint pain has just gotten worse and worse over time–sometimes I can barely move, and I can’t sleep at night or wake up because my hips ache so badly. And I hadn’t attributed it to that until I was reading here, but have really struggled with motivation, both to go exercise, and to do anything else. And the exercise hurts so darn much! The brain fog/word-finding has been an issue for a long time–I was on a prescription drug that caused it pre-cancer, and when I quit, it got better, but never really went away, and it has been on the upswing again over the past year. Ugh. I have an oncology appointment on Friday, and I’m going to ask about that new test! Part of me is afraid to, as I really worry about being in that high risk/low benefit category…

  20. I have bone mets, diagnosed May 2019 and have been taking Anastrozole since then with just mild side effects so, so far so good. My sympathies to all of you who are suffering from this drug.

    However, my skin, too, looks like crepe paper and my thinning hair has turned to straw. Any advice on products that can improve and condition hair? I’ve tried a few and nothing helps.

    1. Meredith, Glad to hear your side effects from anastrozole haven’t been too bad thus far. And yes, the hair. I could use advice about that too. Thank you for taking time to comment.

  21. I was on tamoxifin for 10 years when I was diagnosed with mbc . Stayed on for another year n a half but in the 2 years around the time I was diagnosed I developed really bad pain . Last fall I switched to letrozol . Still have some pain but also now have exhaustion etc . Each ai has its fun side affects but since they are keeping me here I m taking them !

  22. I am just 3 months on Arimidex and have few physical side effects despite my extreme fear this would happen. I am most noticing forgetfulness and I just feel mentally dulled which is unlike the old me. I have a reputation as a very quick, sharp operator and quite high profile in my sector.
    Now I can’t remember words easily and no motivation in the afternoon. Everything that needs brain power needs to be done during my few good hours in the morning.
    Trouble is that family and friends don’t see this as a true side effect, or think it really is a thing at all. I am left covering up, and using my diary alerts as reminders. They don’t know how really distressing it is. Nobody cares about fatigue because all women are tired! And pre cancer I would probably not have understood what post treatment fatigue feels like and how frustrating it is.
    I hope this gets better. I hope I stay free if the awful other side effects impacting so many women.
    I have had the Prosigna Test which gives me a low risk (5 %) of recurrence following lumpectomy and radiation with clear nodes. HER2-, ER/PR+, stage 2 B.

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