IVF hormone positive

youngdogmumyoungdogmum Gold Coast Member Posts: 31
Hi guys.
2 days post mastectomy and axillary clearance and I’m doing very well! Discharged this morning.

If you had oestrogen/progesterone +ve cancer and you underwent IVF to freeze eggs/embryos before chemo id like to know:
did you take a receptor blocker ie tamoxifen/letrozole/zoladex with the stimulants to prevent a significant surge in oestrogen?

Thank you <3

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  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,243
    Hi!  Perhaps go to the Young Women group and post in there 
    https://onlinenetwork.bcna.org.au/group/10-young-women

    Hopefully a wider range of people to read and support your question

    Trust you are feeling okay considering what you've just experienced

    Take care
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,766
    @InkPetal you might have info about this.

    I believe femera or letrozole is commonly used as it doesn't prevrnt ovulation but helps block it's use elsewhere.
  • InkPetalInkPetal You are valuable, beautiful, extraordinary.Member Posts: 499
    Thanks for the tag-in Prim.

    Hello @youngdogmum
    Yes! I was placed on Letrozole. In my consultation with the service I felt it was a very understood and established practice for breast cancer patients through the IVF process. Do you have some concerns? Ask anything at all.
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 6,410
    Well done @youngdogmum! Two days is great. Look after yourself. K xoc
  • youngdogmumyoungdogmum Gold Coast Member Posts: 31
    InkPetal said:
    Thanks for the tag-in Prim.

    Hello @youngdogmum
    Yes! I was placed on Letrozole. In my consultation with the service I felt it was a very understood and established practice for breast cancer patients through the IVF process. Do you have some concerns? Ask anything at all.
    Hi InkPetal thanks for sharing your experience.
    My IVF dr doesn’t feel it’s necessary. I am going to ask to see him Monday to establish why. The more I read the more I see it’s a common occurrence. I may ask for a new referral if he doesn’t allow
    me to start IVF with letrozole.
    Im not sure if it’s because he’s controlling my cycle, as he’s already given me a shot of zoladex.
    Thank you again :)
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 3,627
    I don't know about IVF on AIs as I did it years ago pre-BC but good luck with it @youngdogmum.  
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