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|3/8/2012||I am 83 - diagnosed with stage one, no lymph node involvement, breast cancer. one year ago. lumpectomy, radiation (l6 sessions) and aromatase inhibitor anastrozole - 1 mg.prescribed. Severe side effects mainly crippling joint pains. Switched to exemestane - 25 mg. hoping for less painful side effects. Did not help. I am afraid of falling and wonder if I should stop cold turkey. Also wondering why anastrozole is 1 mg. and exemestane 25 mg. Thank you|
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|3/8/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. You had a very early stage, ER positive, node negative breast cancer, plus you recieved radiation. Would seem reasonable to have a conversation with your breast medical oncologist in regards to stopping the aromatase inhibitors, due to side effects. Would be very concerned about your falling and possibly breaking something, as well as with severe crippling aching joints sounds like your overall quality of life is decreased. The AI's will also effect your bones. The doses are different as they are different meds. Please talk with your doc. Hope this helps and best wishes!|
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