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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 looking for comments about taking… This is definitely an issue for a lot of women taking aromatase inhibitors,…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Four treatments vs six of TCH for early… I'm glad you've made your decision and feel good about it; so much of…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on water retention Ms. Mary, nice to see you here again. Here's information from Dr. Patricia Ganz about water retention…




PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered i had both breast removed in june and… Bren, we each have our own response to the different medications we need…


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