A 61-year-old female asked:
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am thinking about stopping arimidex (anastrozole) per side effects am 55 yrs old had stg4 brst cancer took tamoxifen 5 yrs ? is how much estrogen am i producing now

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Don't Stop: Need more info. If you have stage iv, where is the disease? Is it in the bones or organs? What other meds have you been on?If you're disease is controlled with hormone therapy (arimidex) and you are having side-effects, you should either take an alternative medicine to Arimidex (anastrozole) (famara or aromasin) or take meds to counter the side-effects.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Agree. Please don't just stop it. Have a good talk with your oncologist about it.
Dec 15, 2013

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