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Hormone Therapy

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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 was diagnosed with ER-receptive breast cancer and have had a lumpectomy and radiation. Now my oncologist has prescribed tamoxifen. I think I understand what it’s supposed to do, but I’m not sure… A. Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) is one of the most common drugs – perhaps THE most common drug – prescribed as a part of the hormone therapy used…

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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…

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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…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Hi I had chemo and rad. and a breast… Hi - I'm sorry you've had to go through all of this. But you're through the…

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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…

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