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Breast Cancer

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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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Common Breast Cancer treatments discussed around the web
Tamoxifen 38,324 Herceptin 19,695 Arimidex 12,164
782,114 conversations around the web about Breast Cancer to help you make a decision
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Exemestane
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Other name: Aromasin (Aromasin)
Other name: Nolvadex (Nolvadex)
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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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Joint Pain
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Suicidal
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Weight Gain
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Hot Flashes
2
Suicide
2
Itching
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Headaches
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Lethargic
1
Insomnia
1
Osteoporosis
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Hot Flashes
10
Joint Pain
3
Blood Clots
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Hair Loss
2
Insomnia
2
Night Sweats
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Anxiety
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Headaches
1
Osteoporosis
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Itching
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Tam
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About Exemestane
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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About Tamoxifen
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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" ...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... "

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

" ...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... "

" 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... "

" 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... "

" ...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... "

" ...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... "

" ...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... "

" ...by ooperectomy last April. Switched from Tamoxifen to Exemestane immediately and in August had my second bone density scan. ...this. So I switched back to the Tamoxifen and the aromastase... "

" ...After being on tamoxifen for 3 years with no major side effects, i was changed to exemestane last september. The past ...anyone experienced this? Did you stick with it or return to tamox? Than... "

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