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3/3/2017On January 30th of this year you kindly answered my questions regarding follow-up from mastectomy-- December 23, 2016. I added that in 2015, after a year on Prednisone for polymyalgia rheumatica (which followed a return of the shingles that affected all the skiin of my body (only Percoset keeps the pain away, and I am still on it), and just as the PMR year ended, I had to have triple bypass heart surgery. I was a few months out from that experience when I had a mastectomy! Because of my medical history you agreed that with only a 1% better risk on chemo than tamoxofin/A.I, you agreed that there was little reason to go the chemo route. Of the three A.I's, my oncologist prescribed exemestane (aromosin) rather than the other two AIs. I have been reading -- a dangerous thing! -- and would like your input regarding starting with Tamoxofin and then after two-three years changing to an A.I. Also, what's your thinking about the best of the three A.I's, given my medical history.
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3/4/2017Due to your cardiac history which is significant, you aren't a candidate to be able to go on tamoxifen.

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