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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've been on tamoxifen for a couple of years, and now my doctor is switching me to an aromatase inhibitor. I understand how tamoxifen works, but this AI is a whole new thing... how does it work? A. Aromatase inhibitors (pronounced aroma-tase: just like it looks) come in three basic flavors: Femara® (letrozole), Arimidex® (anastrozole),…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I would like to ask to the gynecologist… Hi Lizzie - First of all, we're not medically trained experts here -…


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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…




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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