I live in Ecuador. We have socialized medicine. I received my diagnosis of fourth stage bone cancer from an oncologist in that system. I am also working with a private geriatric doctor for future palliative care.
13 years ago I had a double mastectomy. Took chemo and radiation treatments. Took tamoxifen for two years but learned it didn't work with me.
I have declined a biopsy, chemo and radiation. At this point in my life (77 years old) I prefer the quality of whatever time I have left. Presently I have only aches.
My treatment is with a hormone, letrozol, and a monthly injection of a bisphosponate. I begin treatment next week.
Does anyone have experience with these two drugs as to side effects?
I haven't had either of these drugs but I noticed that your post had gone unanswered.
I've searched the Macmillan website and found this information about Letrozole for you and this about bisphosphonates. The Letrozole information includes a section on side effects.
Best wishes with your treatment
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