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Cancer: Breast board


Kris,

I would notify your oncologist, as I understand the aromatase inhibitors won't work if you are still having periods. Your onc will probably switch you to tamoxafin until they are sure you are menopausal. Also ask your Dr. for periodic tests of your hormone levels (estradiol). Some also test for FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone).

Menopause is defined as no periods for 1 year, although I have heard of survivors whose periods come back after one year. That is why it is so important to test the hormones to ensure the person is truly menopausal before starting an AI.

I am a 1.5yr survivor and just started Femara about 2 mths ago.
Leea