... struggling with memory loss, severe depression, hot flashes , falling out hair, etc the dr, said since I had dcis cancer prior to pregnancy and was 45 it would be a piece of cake and I was also menopausal age. He said I would avoid side effects of tamoxifen if cancer came back. He lied and betrayed me. My bones softened with lack of estrogen and with the physical job I had I have now been told to file for disability. No sex drive and I have decided that if any cancer comes back I will refuse all treatment
You are going through full fledged menopause. I'm sure you already know that. For your doctor to tell you that having an oophorectomy would help you avoid side effects of tamoxifen, it was irresponsible of him. If that were the case, the doctors would remove every woman's ovaries prior to treatment with tamoxifen. Talk to your doctor about a bone builder like Zometa (zoledronic acid) to strengthen your bones. Of course, a calcium supplement would probably help too, and will be necessary if you get Zometa. Zometa redirects calcium in your body to the weak areas on your bones. You might want to find a homeopathic doctor who can recommend natural supplements for you rather than hormone supplements. I had a total hysterectomy at 38 years old and 21 years later, I still have hot flashes. So, from one hot mama to another --- hang in there girl!
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