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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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Q. I was diagnosed with ER-receptive breast cancer and have had a lumpectomy and radiation. Now my oncologist has prescribed tamoxifen. I think I understand what it’s supposed to do, but I’m not sure… A. Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) is one of the most common drugs – perhaps THE most common drug – prescribed as a part of the hormone therapy used…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Arimidex: Is Longer Better? Eleanor, thanks so much for sharing here. Clearly you made the exact right decision -…

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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 -…

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