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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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When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, "Taxol toes." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.   My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Taxol Toes: Coping with Peripheral… My neurologist says he usually starts people on the generic gabapentin…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered What's the difference between arimidex… I'm sorry you're having to go through this difficult experience. Aromasin…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Tamoxifen and menstruation Hi Barbara - I'm sorry you're experiencing all of these lack-of-estrogen side effects -…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I finished radiation for the end of… In my opinion, knowing nothing of your case – no. Most breast cancers…

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