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Exemestane vs. Tamoxifen for Cancer

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Exemestane

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Other Names: Aromasin

Tamoxifen

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/ 188,684 posts
Other Names: Nolvadex   Soltamox   Valodex
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 10,600 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 188,684 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Exemestane (trade name Aromasin) is a drug used to treat breast cancer. It is a member of the class of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors. Some breast cancers require estrogen to grow. Those cancers have estrogen receptors (ERs), and are called ER... Read more on Wikipedia
Tamoxifen is an receptor antagonist of the estrogen receptor in breast tissue via its active metabolite, hydroxytamoxifen. In other tissues such as the endometrium, it behaves as an agonist, hence tamoxifen may be characterized as a mixed agonist/antagon... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Millie
April 6, 2014
Millie wrote
Tamoxifen
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By janice
February 1, 2014
janice wrote
bleeding only just started tamoxifen
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By Lindy
January 11, 2014
Lindy wrote
Tamoxifen
I too found myself nuts on tamoxifen with terrible anxiety. Finally found a drug that helped without interfering and it is busporine. It has saved me. I also opted for totally hysterectomy. That too has helped my craziness and anxiety. However the hot flashes are driving me crazy so I'm trying Peridin-c. Too soon to know if it will help with the sweats or not. But ask you doctor about Busporine for the anxiety.
Heidi  |  January 14, 2014
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October 7, 2013
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October 5, 2013
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What patients are saying about Exemestane vs. Tamoxifen

1,122 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I was changed from tamoxifen to exemestane for two and...
...I was changed from tamoxifen to exemestane for two ...now back on tamoxifen and my question is did I still have protection as I'm worried as they work in different wa...
to change me from tamoxifen to exemestane. Most of the...
Home Breast cancer Hi All, Just had a letter from my onc. to say that i am now post menapausal and wants to change me from tamoxifen to exemestane. Most of the comments i see on here about...
going to start taking EXEMESTANE (instead of tamoxifen) and...
...Hello I am going to start taking EXEMESTANE (instead of tamoxifen) and receiving an injection of TRIPTORELIN ,once a month, ...As I continue research both exemestane and triptorelin I find qui...
going to start taking EXEMESTANE (instead of tamoxifen) and...
...adjuvant therapy\ Hello \ I am going to start taking EXEMESTANE (instead of tamoxifen) and receiving an injection of ...As I continue research both exemestane and triptorelin I find quite...
days of Exemestane I'm feeling very tired, achy & slightly...
...All Just changed from Tamoxifen to Exemestane. I'm post menopausal ...yrs. I had no side effects at all with Tamoxifen ( I take ...4 days of Exemestane I'm feeling very tired, achy & slight...
years and in September 2011 ONC changed tabs to Exemestane...
...(inc full lymph node removal) and now recontruction.I have tamoxifen for 2.5 years and in September 2011 ONC changed tabs to Exemestane. Where did you get your survival stats from? my...
Onc said I will probabaly switch to exemestane...
...of at my age unless you are on drugs including tamoxifen . . . . . I may have to come off them after I have seen opthalmologist. Onc said I will probabaly switch to exemestane instead....
of tamoxifen i have now been changed to exemestane for 18...
Home Breast cancer After 3.5 years of tamoxifen i have now been changed to exemestane for 18 months (as had ovaries out 2 years ...much less side effects than tamoxifen or arimidex. Thanks in...
I could swap from Tamoxifen to Exemestane. Since then I...
...was decided, just before Christmas that I had probably gone through the menopause. (They were having to rely on blood tests to decide as I had a hysterectomy in my thirties). This meant that I c...
to change from Tamoxifen to Exemestane,but as I'm going...
...very happy to say that all is well 3 years post dx. I now have to change from Tamoxifen to Exemestane,but as I'm going on holiday in 3 weeks have decided to wait until after I get back...
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