I was diagnosed with stage 1 ER/PR+ breast cancer 6 mos ago. I had a lumpectomy and radiation. I had my ovaries removed 3 mos ago due to cysts and endometriosis resulting in surgical menopause. I am having severe hot flashes, night sweats, etc. My oncologist suggested Effexor which has not worked. She wants me to start Arimidix soon. I had a bone density scan and it came back -2.1 (osteopenia). Based on the bone density scan and the hot flashes, I do not want to take Arimidix. I want to start bio identical hormones. My onclogist is very much against this decision. I have looked for clincial trials for BHRT & breast cancer and found nothing. There seems to be no solution for hot flashes for breast cancer patients. What do you think about a 48 yr old cured breast cancer patient taking bioiidentical hormones? Thank you.