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Metastatic Breast Cancer & avoiding weight gain while on Letrozole ?

BagnaraBagnara Adelaide Member Posts: 8
edited October 14 in Metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer & avoiding weight gain while on Letrozole. 
Is it possible ? 

Has anyone been successful in losing weight that was gained while taking  Letrozole ? 
What have you find helpful ?  

I have only met two other women with metastaic breast cancer who  are also talking Letrozole and their response to my question  was to just accept the wieght gain ( especialy around abdomen ) and " nothing you can do about "  .

I am grateful to be alive but the weiight gain and other side efects from Letrozole are negatively affecting my mental health and quality of life . 




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  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,193
    I’ve been on Letrozole for nearly eight years (but not metastatic cancer) and have managed to keep my weight fairly steady (I lost weight on chemo and want to keep that level). I am however much more active than before I had cancer - I took up a gym membership and before COVID went usually three times a week. I try and limit my alcohol intake, eat a good, varied diet and since my gym closed, I walk! Every day. What may make a difference is that I don’t have any joint or bone pain on Letrozole (I do have some other side effects). Limited mobility due to illness or side effects is a very real barrier to weight control. Have your medical team any suggestions? Best wishes.
  • BagnaraBagnara Adelaide Member Posts: 8
    Thanks very  much for your reply Afraser. Your experience gives me some hope 🙂
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