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Did anyone decide not to take Tomoxafin but instead try to get there hormones balanced?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 4 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I am not a doctor, and certainly not an oncologist who has spent years and years, learning all about cancer. I would never dream of trying to figure out my own way of treatment just because I read something on the internet about the "natural" way of treatment. I had 5 years of hormone blocking treatment and took Letrozole. I had horrendous hot flashes but altered my life to make the best of it. The outcome..... I am in year 9 post treatment. I took the poison and all the rest because there is no proven way of alternate treatment. This is the best we have. People get wrapped up in the sales job of --snake oil-- on the internet. The stories are fantastical but can they really be proven? I am particularly sensitive to this because my best friend tried to go her own way. She died because she refused conventional treatment. It is your body, and you can do what you choose. I didn't second guess my oncologist or any of the other specialists I went to. Balancing estrogen.... for an estrogen positive cancer? I am with Marianne.... no estrogen. Good luck, Sharon
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    No. Those of us who are estrogen positive feed the cancer every day. Tamoxifen is needed to help block - not balance, estrogen in our bodies. If you value your life, please reconsider and take it. Prayers to you.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I don't what is involved in "balancing" hormones. Hormone positive cancer feeds in Estrogen. So no estrogen is better than balanced.
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  • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    I did Tomoxfinfor nearly 18 mths .. But .. Had dramas with my ovaries and some funny cells ... So I was told taking these tablets not the best !!.. So had a hysterectomy ., last year ...And now I another hormone blocking tablets. .. There will always be hormones in the body as everyone's ....hopefully .. No more issues !!!
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  • cindy spratt Profile
    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    I had a bad reaction to tamoxifen so I'm have a full hysterectomy soon. No ovaries no estrogen.
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    • gima green Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I didn't know the ovaries made estrogen. . .

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Estrogen is in fat too. Even if you are in menopause you still have some estrogen.

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  • gima green Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The ovaries make estrogen?
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