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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Arimidex Blues And I'll bet the sun and fresh air and springtime help you feel better, too. Hope so! PJ

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