Fear of reoccurrence!!

How do I move on?

I am in anastrozole and the side effects are debilitating but am so scared if I stop my cancer will come back 

  • Hello Poppettmcslide

    I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling so badly with the side effects of the hormone medication you've been prescribed. It's obviously been a difficult time but it's understandable that you're worried about the potential for your cancer to return if you stop this medication. 

    I can see that you've already posted in our Ask the Nurses topic area and that they have suggested talking to your breast care team. I would certainly encourage you to give the breast care nurse a call and ask to talk through your side effects and concerns with them. It may be that they are able to suggest a different medication and give you some clarity about your chances of reoccurrence. 

    I do hope that you're able to access some support from the breast care team, or your GP, to help improve things for you. 

    Best wishes, 
    Cancer Chat moderator 

  • I’m thinking of also stopping tanoxifen the side effects and night sweats are killing me x

    how likg you been on them ? 

  • Hi Poppettmcslide. I'm on Letrazole  and yes its tough ,lots of pains and tiredness.  But like you I won't stop taking it,as the fear of the breast cancer returning  . I'm on Letrazole for 10 years  been on ot for 3yrs so another 7 yrs to go if I'm still here lol. If I am I know I'll be scared of coming off of it too.

    Just stick with it ,it was worse before I was finding it more difficult  when I first started taking it as went through many different brands befote I found one that suited me more.