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Hormone Therapy

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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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There is a common, and completely understandable, misconception out there that women with breast cancer are not supposed to undergo hormone therapy. But hormone therapy is different than hormone REPLACEMENT therapy (HRT). Hormone replacement therapy has been used for years to treat symptoms of menopause by increasing the level of certain hormones…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Aromatase Inhibitor FAQs: Hormone… Dear Gaye, I hope you don't have bad side effects from the Femara. I don't…

08/18/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Hormone Therapy: Understanding… You're most welcome, Maria. All of the info. you receive from your medical team…

07/02/15

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Hormone Replacement Therapy vs. Hormone… Thanks for such a clear explanation of these two terms that sound so…

06/15/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Hi I had chemo and rad. and a breast… Hi - I'm sorry you've had to go through all of this. But you're through the…

05/21/15

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