Skip to content
breast cancer
avatar
FlorenceAliceMarie posted:
I was just diagnosed with dcis, July 24th 2013. doctor did a mastectomy July 28th 2013. she made me appointment for the 28th of of this month with an oncologist about hormone therapy.is any body done this
Reply
 
avatar
FlorenceAliceMarie responded:
they removed some of my lymph nodes to.
 
avatar
georgiagail replied to FlorenceAliceMarie's response:
Many breast cancer survivors are on these types of medications.

Here is an explanation of what they are and why they are used:

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/hormonal

Gail
 
avatar
jenna291 responded:
Yes, it is a precautionary method. I was stage II, but a good friend with DCIS had a lumpectomy followed by 5 years of tamoxifen.
Let us know what medication you will be taking. A lot depends on whether or not you have gone thru menopause, if you were estrogen positive, etc.
best of luck,
Jenna


Helpful Tips

Radiation Burns
I had terrible burns over 2/3rds of my breast after 7 weeks of radiation & I was miserable. Here is what I did. The doctor told me to ... More
Was this Helpful?
15 of 19 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Breast Cancer Center