I am celebrating 6 years since diagnosis in May. I am also celebrating the fact that I finished my five years of tamoxifen. I noticed with taxmoxifen that I had decreased libido. Now my doctor wants me to start femara. I really have to weigh this one since my whole outlook has improved dramatically since stopping the tamoxifen. This goes hand in hand with a more vibrant marriage and sex life. What would the femara do to increase my odds of survival now? I was staged 2A. 2 lymph nodes involved. 2 cm tumor. ER/PR+. Her2-. I need help weighing survival vs quality of life. BTW I am 51 years old and definitely in menopause.
Thanks to everyone who donates their precious time and expertise to breast cancer patients!
Congratulations on your 6 years of survival!Thank you for writing and I can appreciate your concerns regarding side effects of tamoxifen and possible of femara. I strongly recommend that you address these concerns about the medical advantages of femara with your oncologist, particularly with the topic of increased survival.He/she is best qualified to answer this treatment question. I wish you well.