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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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There is a common, and completely understandable, misconception out there that women with breast cancer are not supposed to undergo hormone therapy. But hormone therapy is different than hormone REPLACEMENT therapy (HRT). Hormone replacement therapy has been used for years to treat symptoms of menopause by increasing the level of certain hormones…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and tamoxifen Hi - Your doctor switched you from Paxil to Effexor because Paxil interferes with…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on HER2 (HER-2) Positive Breast Cancer?… Thanks for sharing your experiences with Tykerb with everyone.  I am…

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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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