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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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When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, "Taxol toes." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.   My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I…

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