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|7/22/2012||Hello, my name's Anna, I'm from Russia (sorry for mistakes).|
My mother is 56 yrs. 5 years ago was made mastectomy because of breast cancer (stage 2a, her2 +1 estrogen 50-75%, progest. 25-50%). After the operation she had tamoksifen for 3 monthes, then anastera or anastrazol till the present time. In autumn it will be 5 years of taking the hormon-treatment. Please tell does she need to use any other treatment, maybe go on taking anastrazol further? Our russian doctors say that's enough. Many thanks.
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|7/22/2012||In most cases, 5 years of hormonal therapy is all that is recommended. She may be a candidate for a clinical trial that extends her hormonal therapy for a longer period and if so then it would be a different drug than what she has been taking. to look at those possibilities go to www.clinicatrials.gov Sounds like she has done well which is great news to hear. thanks for loving her so much too.|
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