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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…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Arimidex and Hair Loss Dahlia, it's all a roll of the dice. How lucky do you feel? Is that 2% worth the side effects…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Aromatase Inhibitor FAQs: Hormone… Scarlet, I think most women on tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor tend to…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and tamoxifen Hi - Your doctor switched you from Paxil to Effexor because Paxil interferes with…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on HER2 (HER-2) Positive Breast Cancer?… Thanks for sharing your experiences with Tykerb with everyone.  I am…

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