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Hormone Therapy blocks estrogen that fosters cancer cell growth. Some 70% of female patients have a form of cancer that spreads with estrogen and progesterone. Tamoxfin, Femara, Evista, Armidex are common hormone drugs for breast cancer patients.

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Hundreds of thousands of breast cancer survivors take an aromatase inhibitor (AI) – Arimidex, Femara, or Aromasin – as part of a long-term effort to reduce the risk their cancer will come back. But these drugs are still so new, long-term data that would determine the optimal duration of treatment just isn’t available. Should you take your AI…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered What's the difference between arimidex… I'm sorry you're having to go through this difficult experience. Aromasin…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Tamoxifen and menstruation Hi Barbara - I'm sorry you're experiencing all of these lack-of-estrogen side effects -…




PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I finished radiation for the end of… In my opinion, knowing nothing of your case – no. Most breast cancers…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Has anyone had arimidex affect their… Changes in the liver are a known side effect of Arimidex: this comes from…


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