• Ruth Cavaliere Ruth Cavaliere
    December 16, 2010
    why we have to be on this pill after breast cancer for 5 years
    Ruth Cavaliere Ruth Cavaliere
    December 16, 2010
    the first pill i was on , for a year only gave me bone pain , nothing good came out of it now the Doctor is going to put me on another pill what up with that? somebody tell why ? READ MORE

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    December 16, 2010
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    December 16, 2010

    If you're taking long-term drugs for early-stage breast cancer, Ruth, then your cancer most probably was hormone-responsive, which means it needs estrogen to grow. The drugs we take prevent cancer cells from bonding with estrogen, and/or prevent your body from manufacturing estrogen, thus depriving cancer cells of the food they need to live. So - long-term drugs help keep you cancer-free. PJH


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