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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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What is tamoxifen?  Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) is one of the most common drugs – perhaps THE most common drug – used as a part of the hormone therapy used to prevent breast cancer (either an initial diagnosis, or recurrence). Appropriate for women whose breast cancer is hormone-receptive, it’s most often prescribed to…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on 6 years later after treatment and going… Wow, your story really hit home with me - we've been through many of the…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Understanding Hormone Therapy Drugs Thanks, PJ, for such a clear explanation of how hormonal drugs work. Understanding…

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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…

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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…

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