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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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Hundreds of thousands of breast cancer survivors take an aromatase inhibitor (AI) – Arimidex, Femara, or Aromasin – as part of a long-term effort to reduce the risk their cancer will come back. But these drugs are still so new, long-term data that would determine the optimal duration of treatment just isn’t available. Should you take your AI…

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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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