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4/18/2017 If you were 49 and premenopausal when you were diagnosed with ILC 98percent estrogen receptors and 90% progestrone. After surgery,chemo, radiation and now on hormonal therapy - Tamoxifen would you expect to have your ovaries put to sleep or do you think you would be close enough to menopause not to have ovaries put to sleep. Although the chemo has stopped my periods, I am still worried about my ovaries producing estrogen. I want to stop any chance of recurrence and my oncologist doesn't think I need to have my ovaries put to sleep. I had one positive node out of 14 tested. My oncotype score was 15.
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4/18/2017your oncologist can check your female hormone levels in your blood to determine if your ovaries are sleeping now. sounds like they are however. you aggressively treated your cancer. ask your medical oncologist if he/she plans to switch you to a different hormonal therapy in the future once confirmation of menopause can be established. be well.

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