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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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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Pain from Arimidex? Don't Give Up –… Thanks for such concrete suggestions for moderating the side effects of…

03/17/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Arimidex: Is Longer Better? Eleanor, thanks so much for sharing here. Clearly you made the exact right decision -…

03/16/15

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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…

09/21/14

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