Treatment seems bad as the disease
hi everyone! I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in February 2017. My first diagnosis with breast cancer came in mid 2013. I have hormone positive breast cancer. Treatment for the first diagnosis was a lumpectomy with right axillary clearance, further surgery 2 weeks later as they did not achieve clear margins. I then had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and commenced on Tamoxifen. This drug I was still on when diagnosed with Metastatic cancer this year. I am now on Arimidex daily, xgeva injection monthly and a monthly implant of Zoladex because at now 48 I had still not entered menopause. I have found the last few weeks so distressing. My hands and feet constantly ache, when I stand at anytime even after sitting for a moment I have trouble walking, I sweat constantly , I have insomnia, bone pain and weight gain and now I am getting bald patches on my head. I am grateful that my tumours are currently stable but thinking about what my body has already been through I find it hard to keep going. I feel like I am an old woman. Today my eyelids started to peel. I expressed my concerns to my oncologist on my last visit and he said I could consider switching off Arimidex to another similar drug. Trouble is I'm too scared to switch in case I get tumour progression.
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