IVF hormone positive

youngdogmumyoungdogmum Gold Coast Member Posts: 111
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: 3,377
    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: 4,860
    @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: 6,838
    Well done @youngdogmum! Two days is great. Look after yourself. K xoc
  • youngdogmumyoungdogmum Gold Coast Member Posts: 111
    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: 3,865
    I don't know about IVF on AIs as I did it years ago pre-BC but good luck with it @youngdogmum.  
  • lrb_03lrb_03 Member Posts: 992
    Your generosity in sharing some of this experience is amazing. Even as someone well past childbearing age at diagnosis 4 years ago, I found this information interesting.
    Here's hoping the egg harvest goes well.
    Take care
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 2,227
    Very best wishes! 
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 3,865
    I know the emotional and physical effects of IVF but never had to do it while on the rollercoaster of bc.  You've done the best you can @youngdogmum.  Now you can park it and move on with the more immediate concerns.  Best wishes and take care.
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 VicMember Posts: 920
    @youngdogmum Big hugs as you move forward
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 6,838
    Thank you for writing the details here. It's very generous of you and I'm sure it will help those who come after you. Good luck with your treatment. K xox
  • AllyJayAllyJay Member Posts: 558
    @youngdogmum ; I so admire you for your generosity in sharing your details about such an intimate part of your life. I'm sure there will be other young women who will find this information very helpful in theirs too. I wish you all of the very best of my best wishes as you forge ahead with what lies before you now and am sending you a big cyber (((hug))). Ally.
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 2,509
    Well done, @youngdogmum  -  all the best xx

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