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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Having stage4 breast ca under hormone… Amita, I believe Phyllis answered your earlier post with this same…

09/12/12

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Arimidex: Is Longer Better? Hundreds of thousands of breast cancer survivors take an aromatase inhibitor (AI) –…

07/16/12

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Taxol Effectiveness: Tempest in a… So glad you'd saved that response, Misty! We look forward to corresponding…

06/01/12

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered looking for comments about taking… This is definitely an issue for a lot of women taking aromatase inhibitors,…

03/05/12

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