Can I exercise while taking letrozole for breast cancer?

AI's and exercise. From studies on Letrozole the incidence of fractures where higher compared to tamoxifen according to the study (big)1-98 so planning to exercise please keep checking your osteoporosis markers like blood tests for alk phos and urinary hydroxyproline and serum osteocalcin. Dexa scan yearly on Letrozole the best way to avoid fractures even without exercising.

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How long should a 50 yr old woman having breast cancer continue letrozole?

Don't know. Generally speaking these types of drugs are given for 5 years. However they have some side effects which may shorten the time they can be taken. Read more...
About 5 yrs. Usually 5 yrs is recommended. There are ongoing trials for longer durations of treatment. Some women who are premenopausal when they start are put on tamoxifen then switched over after menopause, this could also be for 5 yrs total or 5 yrs in addition to the tamoxifen. Depends on the prescribing doctor. Read more...
Tamoxifen is. Beneficial for 5 years, longer use provides no protection. Anastrazole and Letrozole are newer, are being tested beyond 5 yrs. These are indicated in tumors with + estrogen receptor. The use of these drugs for prevention without er+ breasst cancer is not proven. Protracted beyond 5 yrs of teh aromatase inhibitors is not yet proven. Read more...

I'm just after an op for breast cancer grad3 and I have been told I have non Hopkins lymphoma and basilar migraine and letrozole?

Very complicated! It sounds like you have 2 different cancers: 1. Breast cancer, and 2. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Letrozole is a medication used to treat breast cancer when the tumor has the estrogen receptor. It does not treat lymphoma. You can ask your doctor what treatment is planned for each cancer. Best of luck to you! Read more...