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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What are the side effects of Arimidex?

My oncologist told me (when I had surgery for breast cancer) that if I took Arimidex there was a 90% chance the cancer would not recur. If I did not take Arimidex there was an 80% chance the cancer would not recur. I this is true, wouldn t it be better not to take that medicine if the side effects are so severe that they cause other problems that are debilitating.
Thu, 14 May 2015
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Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have breast cancer anfd treated by surgery. You should take arimidax. It reduces the chance of recurrence. side effects are tolerable. No major problems occurs with it. So consult your doctor and plan accordingly.
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