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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, 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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Beyond Tamoxifen: Osteoporosis Drug… Thanks very much for adding these links. It all helps! PJH

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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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