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Breast Cancer (malignant breast neoplasm) is cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk duct (...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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discharge, so she said staying on the exemestane would...
" ...5 and wanted me to go back to 3yrs of tamoxifen after finishing the exemestane (due Aug this ...a persistant non-infected vaginal discharge, so she said staying on the exemestane would be ok. Wh... "

just over a week ago. I've had some nausea and headaches...
" ...from tamoxifen to exemestane just over a week ago. I've had some nausea and headaches (which I had when I started tamoxifen too) but that ...I have been horribly tired on tamoxifen so I... "

joints and migraine headaches on Exemestane so was changed...
" ...had terrible aches in joints and migraine headaches on Exemestane so was changed back to Tamoxifen - do give it a goo... "

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think I like the Exemestane better than the Tamoxifen I was...
" ...I like the Exemestane better than the Tamoxifen I was on for five years, but I believe I get more hot flashes due to taking this med though s... "

exemestane. I experienced really bad aching joints so...
" ...I have just started taking tamoxifen after year of taking exemestane. I experienced really bad aching joints so oncologist suggested the change to tamoxifen. I will try anything but... "

but hormone treatment didn't seem to work for me either....
" I really hope Cap works for you. I tried Tamoxifen, Letrozole and Exemestane but hormone treatment didn't seem to work for me either. Cap is doing the trick at he moment so hopefully it will... "

im taking exemestane. i was swapped from tamoxifen...
" hello ellielou,.. im taking exemestane. i was swapped from tamoxifen because i suffered terrible side effects.. i was also ...2 months )and bad joint pain i had with tamoxifen have gone .. i do get... "

taking Exemestane for 5 years and have had no problems at...
" ...one group get Tamoxifen for 2.5 years ...to take part. I\\'m taking Exemestane for 5 years and have had no problems at all. My sister took Tamoxifen for 5 years and had huge problems so I was... "

taking exemestane for 3 weeks with no side effects yet. The...
" ...recently been switched from tamoxifen to exemestane. I have been taking exemestane for 3 weeks with no side effects yet. The ...brands. Does anyone know if the same applies to exemestane? Is... "

is a danger. It is far more tolerable for me than exemesta...
" ...effect, though I do have to watch my diet as weight gain is a danger. It is far more tolerable for me than exemestane which really made... "

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