Breast pain postmenopausal

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Avatar n tn I was having increasing breast tenderness for about a month and then a heavy period-like occurance with immediate relief of the breast pain. I went to my gyn about this and he said that because of the breast pain, the post menopausal bleeding sounded hormonal which would likely mean the ovaries are involved, even though he said he didn't feel any ovarian thing during my exam. I am having a transvaginal ultrasound and he said we need to do a d and c.
Avatar m tn not to worry because breast cancer lumps and bumps do not cause pain. However, my doctor has scheduled an ultrasound and diagnostic mammo... just have to wait 2 more weeks.
Avatar n tn Femara is also approved for the extended adjuvant treatment of early stage breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are within three months of completion of five years of tamoxifen therapy. In the adjuvant setting, commonly reported side effects are generally mild to moderate. Side effects that are comparable between Femara and tamoxifen include night sweats, weight gain, nausea and tiredness. Side effects seen more often with tamoxifen versus Femara were hot flashes and vaginal bleeding.
Avatar n tn Thought that I was in the clear until today. Called GYN because pain is still intermittent and still having breast tenderness. Could these cyst be malignant? I'm concerned after reading internet sites that indicate the CA 125 doesn't show early cancer. I'm very concerned - any insight would be appreciated!
Avatar f tn Did your doctor do hormone testing to see if you were perimenopausal or postmenopausal? It makes a difference in what medication they give you after treatment for breast cancer. I have one female oncologist out of the group of male oncologists I go to that is rational about me being on tamoxifen until my hormone levels change. The "men" in the group (no offense to any men on here) all want me on postmenopausal medications, even though my hormones say otherwise.
Avatar f tn Mastalgia (breast pain) is the most common breast-related complaint and rarely an indication of breast cancer. Most of these complaints are cyclic in nature. Cyclic pain usually is normal in menstruating women or in postmenopausal women on hormone replacement therapy. For some women breast pain remains unclear, and unfortunately no satisfactory treatment exists to completely eliminate it. Non-cyclic pain tends to be unilateral and described as localized, sharp, throbbing, stabbing, or burning.
Avatar f tn Oral bisphosphonate drugs used for postmenopausal osteoporosis apparently offer protection against invasive breast cancer, according to 2 hypothesis-generating studies presented here at the 32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Avatar f tn A recent study confirmed the long-term superior efficacy and safety of anastrozole (Arimidex) over tamoxifen as initial adjuvant therapy for postmenopausal women with hormone-sensitive early breast cancer. It is apparently considered likely that this would hold true for the other AIs, such as Aromasin, but if you wish, you could ask your doctor about the possibility of trying Arimidex in place of Aromasin. Best wishes...
Avatar f tn The CT showed a 23mm adnexal cyst (possibly ovarian). Symptoms listed were fatigue (severe), bloating, polyuria, and abdominal pain as if a period is coming. (to name a few) I also had breast tenderness for the first time in a long time. I got a call that all is OK with the CT. I am to see an endocrinologist about the hypercalcemia but am worried that nothing further is being done about the adnexal cyst.
Avatar n tn , locoregional or distant recurrence or contralateral breast cancer), postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive breast cancer should consider an AI, either as primary adjuvant therapy for 5 years or sequentially after 2 to 3 years of tamoxifen to yield a total of 5 years of adjuvant endocrine therapy. Women who discontinue initial AI therapy before 5 years should consider using tamoxifen to bring the total duration of adjuvant therapy to 5 years.
Avatar n tn I had a Hyst. over 35 years ago and have since developed breast cancer. My onocoligist has put me on Tamoxifin because my cancer was hormone receptive. Do I really need to be on Tamoxifin if I have no overies or any female parts.......
Avatar m tn I am a 55 year old woman who has regular mammograms. My sister is a breast cancer survivor. In August 2012 I had my routine mammogram which came back fine but I have also had a small lump at about 7 o'clock on my L breast for about 5 years. I have had two ultrasounds on this lump and the results came back that it was nothing to worry about. I mentioned this lump to my new Doctor (Other one moved away) and she ordered another ultrasound in November 2012.
Avatar f tn NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After approximately 8 years, postmenopausal women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer who received (Arimidex), generically known as anastrazole, had a lower risk of recurrence than women taking tamoxifen, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. After an average of 68 months, women on Arimidex had a 15-percent greater disease-free survival and a 25-percent longer time to disease recurrence than women on tamoxifen.
Avatar m tn New Studies Show Optimizing Vitamin D Levels May Double Chances of Surviving Breast Cancer, Lower LDL Cholesterol, and Helps Prevent Autism A recent meta-analysis found that breast cancer patients who had high vitamin D levels (average 30 ng/ml) were twice as likely to survive compared to women with low levels (average 17 ng/ml) Vitamin D has a number of anticancer effects, including the promotion of cancer cell death, and the inhibition of angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels that feed
Avatar n tn It is also approved for the extended adjuvant treatment of early stage breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are within three months of completion of five years of tamoxifen therapy. Side effects that are comparable between Femara and tamoxifen include night sweats, weight gain, nausea and tiredness. Side effects seen more often with tamoxifen versus Femara were hot flashes and vaginal bleeding. The benefits of FEMARA in clinical trials are based on 24 months of treatment.
Avatar m tn The largest epidemiologic study of postmenopausal women reports a 34% increase in risk of breast cancer among women with the highest compared to lowest quartiles of circulating PRL levels. Best wishes...
Avatar f tn Age 52. Year and a half postmenopausal. Six months ago during a check up and eventual ultrasound, discovered a 5 cm cyst on left ovary. I was told it was the size of a naval orange. Once diagnosed, I realized it had probably been there for a much longer time. Had been feeling very bloated, lots of pelvic pressure, constant peeing, occasional lower back pain and very tired for months before. I tend to avoid Dr's other then my yearly GYN visit when this was discovered.
479581 tn?1317757488 Hi, Evista or Raloxifene is an oral selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that has estrogenic actions on bone and anti-estrogenic actions on the uterus and breast. It is used in the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is a prescription medicine for women after menopause to treat or prevent osteoporosis. You should take calcium and vitamin D along with EVISTA (raloxifene) if you do not get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn 00 left breast (only seen by MRI). ER+, PR+ Her2neu -. Grade 3..... Nottingham 9. Nearly totally necrotic lymph node in armpit. Bilateral. 23/31 nodes - includes 5/5 nodes in level 2.... No vascular/lymphatic invasion -no cancer spilling over. Encapsulated. Other breast - negative biopsy. Brain MRI and PET negative. 6 -TAC (Taxotere) - tolerated it well ... extensive chest wall radiation... - tolerated it well - tamoxofin started during rads... then hysterectomy... now taking A.I.
Avatar f tn One thing I have found during my journey through breast cancer is how many controversal issues there are. Hormal replacement therapy is just one of them. I did some reading on it because I have chemo induced menopause. The medical onc said he would work closely with my medical doctor about what I was allowed to have for the hot flashes. The sweating is to the point that I cannot keep up with fluid intake, especially when at work.
Avatar n tn This drug is given to both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer patients who are hormone responsive. Serious side effects of Tamoxifen include development of uterine cancer and strokes. Other less serious side effects of Tamoxifen use include hot flashes, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. Hope this helps.