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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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Breast Cancer News Editor's Note: Science and health news outlet EurekAlert! published yesterday an interesting summary of a Lancet study on luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) agonists, drugs that decrease the level of estrogen and other sex hormones in women.  LH-RH agonists for breast cancer treatment are used in…

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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…

05/14/11

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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…

04/25/11

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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

04/09/11

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered I am on HRT and have been for 3 yrs.… Yes, you do need to be concerned enough to contact a doctor.  Pain,…

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