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Stopping treatment after having breast cancer can be both liberating and terrifying. While it may be nice to end the treatments and medications and the side effects and complications that can go with them, it can also be scary to leave the almost constant care of doctors and the treatments that got you to the point where you are now. However, there is an increasing demand for continued care for survivors, not just patients, and oncologists are stepping up to take on this responsibility.

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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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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Im considering quitting treatment The tingling in your fingertips is a common Taxol side effect.  Some of the…

09/11/11

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Impact of discontinuing Arimidex? Hi - Unfortunately, the side effects from Arimidex hit some women quite hard; and…

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Beth Brophy, Health Guide, posted My Reaction to Coming off of Tamoxifen To my surprise, at my oncology check-up appointment this week, my doctor told me…

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