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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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Q. I've been on tamoxifen for a couple of years, and now my doctor is switching me to an aromatase inhibitor. I understand how tamoxifen works, but this AI is a whole new thing... how does it work? A. Aromatase inhibitors (pronounced aroma-tase: just like it looks) come in three basic flavors: Femara® (letrozole), Arimidex® (anastrozole),…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Bone Drugs May Reduce Breast Cancer… That's a good point, Phyllis; side effects are random, and you never know if…

08/30/15

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Aromatase Inhibitor FAQs: Hormone… Dear Gaye, I hope you don't have bad side effects from the Femara. I don't…

08/18/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and Fareston FAQs:… You're most welcome, Maria. All of the info. you receive from your…

07/02/15

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Hormone Replacement Therapy vs. Hormone… Thanks for such a clear explanation of these two terms that sound so…

06/15/15

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