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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've been on tamoxifen for a couple of years, and now my doctor is switching me to an aromatase inhibitor. I understand how tamoxifen works, but this AI is a whole new thing... how does it work? A. Aromatase inhibitors (pronounced aroma-tase: just like it looks) come in three basic flavors: Femara® (letrozole), Arimidex® (anastrozole),…

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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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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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