Has anyone made the decision to NOT take a blocker drug such as femara?
I am 63 years old and have recently had a lumpectomy (1cm Grade 3) and central lymph node removal (Lymph node was clear) and am scheduled for radiotherapy treatment in the next few weeks.
My onclogyst prescribed Femara which I started taking but within a few days am having hot flushes and have a terrible itchy rash on my arms and genital area.
I have now stopped taking the drug and, given the terrible side effects that are described everywhere, I am seriously considering doing the radiotherapy and then taking my chances without the femara or similar. Statistics seem to show that my chances of survival over a 15 year period are quite high and my risk of dying from something other than the cancer is double that of dying from the cancer.
I would be interested in any feedback, past or current.