Breast cancer for the under-50s

Breast cancer is far less common in the under-50s, but this can leave younger people with a diagnosis feeling isolated. This group is a place for them to come together, share experiences and support each other.

Breast Cancer and HRT

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Hi Ladies, 

I've recently had two lumpectomys and am seeing oncologist next week about starting radiotherapy. Apart from the pain and swelling and general feeling of yuck, I've also been told to stop taking my HRT medication - I'm 46 and had a hysterectomy a few years ago and was told I needed to take it as I was under 50. My issue is that I'm having major trouble sleeping and the night sweats/hot flushes are just getting worse and worse. 

Has anyone experienced anything similar? And if so, did you find a solution? Am knackered and just feeling really down with it all :-(

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Hiya i can't really help you with the HRT as my treatment has been totally different to yours. This group is fairly quiet so i would recommend you posting in the Breast Cancer Group as there are more people who go into there.

The only other thing i would suggest is to give your breast care nurse a ring and tell her whats happening, she will be able to give you advice in what to do, if she doesn't know she will speak to your oncologist for you and let you know what they say. 

You don't need to be suffering or feeling poopy about something that hopefully has a easy solution.

Take Care

 It's gonna make us who we are, it's written in the scars  "The Script"

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Thank you for replying! Will do - I know that there's probably not much that I can do, but it helps to hear from other folks too I think :-)

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Mention it to your oncol when you go. Have you had your results back? I was just wondering if you were told to stop the HRT is it because the cancer was hormone receptive. I was told to stop taking my contraceptive pill as mine as hormone driven.