User Reviews for Letrozole
Also known as: Femara
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Reviews for Letrozole to treat Breast Cancer, Metastatic
"It was toxic to me. Severe joint pain, insomnia, osteoporosis, increased cholesterol count, and spinal stenosis. I also lacked libido and energy. It is worth the small chance of reoccurrence. I am still in pain, and I have been off of it since the end of April. It has impacted my life enormously; I regret taking it."
Anonymous October 1, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "I'll make this as brief as possible: This drug isn't putting a dent on ceasing tumor progression in me. Unfortunately, the intravenous chemo [Abraxane] I was on had plateaued and was no longer effective. I have no idea what I will be going on next."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 14, 2016
17 users found this comment helpful.
"Switched to Letrozole and Ibrance from Xgeva and Denosobaum April 2015 The weight gain, hair loss and depression are an impending deal breaker. Sorry. Cant live like this."
Curiosity15 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 21, 2015
25 users found this comment helpful.
"I had ER+ HER- stage III 23 positive lymph nodes. Diagnosed Christmas before last. Age 47. Neoadjuvant ACT,surgery,radiation. Letrazole was the first aromatase inhibitor I tried.I am so sorry to hear of the side effects many have had. I have had a few. Gained a little weight,constipation. But I had serious joint pain and stiffness before I had cancer. The chemo made my joint pain and stiffness go away. Even my hips.When I finished it crept back. Then I started letrazole and it went away. I know this helps me becuase I ran out of it on vacation for two days and could barely move the day I got my refill. After three doses I was back to normal. That is good because I have to take it as long as I live."
Danielinthelionsden August 16, 2015
20 users found this comment helpful.
"After a modified radical mastectomy for stage 3 breast cancer, I took letrozole for 5 years and my tumor marker test (CA 15-3) remained low. My oncologist and I decided that without any indication of malignancy I could safely go off the letrozole. After 2 years off it my (CA 15-3) blood test shot up and I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer on my chest wall. I resumed taking letrozole and had 36 radiation treatments. I have taken letrozole for 7 months now and my most current CT scan showed the lesion was gone. I know the radiation destroyed most of the lesion but I'm sure the letrozole helped a lot with the rest. I probably will take letrozole for the rest of my life."
Bananafaced (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 21, 2015
32 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "Breast Cancer in 1999 Stage 1 Distant recurrence lung tumor in 2012. Given Femara (letrozole). After two months tumor shrunk. Almost 3 years now on letrozole. No side effects and no evidence of disease."
marie I. (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 17, 2015
70 users found this comment helpful.
"Hi, I'm a new member, I had breast cancer at the start of 2013, it had spread to my liver, bone and spine, I had radiotherapy on my spine which worked well, I was then put on letrozole, within 6 months, the scan results showed that all the tumors were shrinking, I had awful hot flushes but coped with them, in April 2014 my scan was clear and was pain free and this was just by taking letrozole, I called it my wonder pill. However, the last few weeks the muscle pain in my legs have started, I went to the health shop and got some Musseltone gel, yes I have spelt it right as it's made from mussels from the sea, it's great, I rub it on a few times a day and before I get out of bed in a morning. For me, Letrozole was my miracle cure."
jessandjodie (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 14, 2015
47 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "Femara for 18 months no side effects for first 6 months, then joint and muscle pain, physical fatigue, bone density loss. Will continue for as long as it works, at the moment looking clear, I want to live."
ramade June 5, 2013
122 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "I've been taking Femara since the breast cancer was discovered in my lung - that has been 10 years this year. Two types of chemo failed to knock it out and as I was preparing for radiation, I started taking Femara. Within a month the tumor began to shrink and all that is left is scarring where it once was. I am so grateful to my doctor for recommending it to me. My other oncologist didn't even mention it. Needless to say I'm happy to be alive and enjoying life."
Anonymous May 9, 2012
224 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "After a year on Femara I am beginning to experience severe hair loss, bald patches on top of my head and the hair is turning thin and brittle. Insomnia for the last 2 months, pain in my joints, I was diagnosed with Glaucoma and am very forgetful, i.e. find it defficult to concentrate. But, if Femara stops the recurrence of cancer, I'll keep taking it. If it just were not for the hair loss. "
MVR March 3, 2012
90 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "Had to get off of this. I still work and could not get past the "brain fog" and severe joint pain."
jkique November 30, 2010
95 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "After 7 years of several different medicines to try to stop the growth of the tumors, Femara is the only one which worked for me. My WBC is higher, the tumor has actually shrunk in the breast - but being realistic, it's not a cure-all, a patch for a longer life but eventually we all expire. I highly recommend this product for those who want longevity without losing your quality of life."
Still Here May 23, 2010
136 users found this comment helpful.
Femara (letrozole): "I have been using Femara for 8 months, and I have been having very few side effects. I get the hot flashes only once in a while now. I do have some joint pain, but that has been easy to tolerate, if that means I will have a longer life, but only GOD knows that. There is always hope, just keep the faith and have no doubt in the medicine, doctors and mostly GOD."
Anonymous July 14, 2009
161 users found this comment helpful.
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