I had a lumpectomy 2 years ago------received radiation using brachytherapy. I was put in a study group to use exemestane. Prior to the exemestane, I showed no osteoporosis in my Dexa scan. I now am showing that I have Osteo. ALSO, I have been experiencing numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes. All of my blood work come back O.K. I know that osteo is a side effect of exemestane. Could the numbness and tingling also be a side effect of this drug??
Dear JAP123, Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor used as adjuvant therapy in the treatment of early stage breast cancer in post-menopausal women with hormone receptor positive tumors. Neuropathy has been reported in association with exemestane although rarely, less than 1%. Be sure to bring your symptoms to the attention of your oncologist who can evaluate them in context of your situation.
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