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Hormone Therapy

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

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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,…

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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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