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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Some breast cancers are dependent on estrogen, so hormone therapy is used to either prevents the formation or block the effects of estrogen. Some hav ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lots of Options!: Breast ca chemotherapy can be separated into 2 types: nonspecific drugs that attack rapidly dividing cells and tumor-specific ones. The latter categor ... Read More
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes! Many!: Some drugs kill dividing cells (chemotherapy), block estrogen (hormone therapy), or target individual cancer cells (biologic therapy). They can be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Raloxifene, others: Including aromatase inhibitors. These drugs all have a place in cancer treatment; they should be considered by your sister's oncologist.
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Dr. Anne Rosenberg
39 years experience Surgical Oncology
Options: The other group of drugs used in this situation are the aromotase inhibitors. If she is pre-menopausal she is not a candidate for them. She may be abl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cva: Cancer is associated with clotting. Chemotherapy can sometimes also have this relationship, separating them is difficult.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Tamoxifen & Strokes: Tamoxifen can slightly increase the risk of blood clots, potentially leading to a stroke or a dvt. This is not unlike birth control pills and is espec ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Br CA meds: That depends. If tumor er+ you may be offered antiestrogen pill for 5-10 yrs. Chemo is a medicine that may be needed mostly IV but some are oral. Medi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Depends.: Repeated use of ivf medications without success (i.e. Without pregnancy) can stimulate tumorigenesis on the breast tissue, especially in genetically p ... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not now: Both cancer, by infiltrating the liver, and ibrance can cause an increase in your liver enzymes and finding out, if possible, the culprit would be cri ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably but...: .....You are very young and had a triple negative breast cancer. I do not know about uk standards for brca testing but you could carry a brca mutatio ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Follow oncologist: Oncologists always keep up with current trends, make sure you follow their advise advisable to take zometa, it will help osteoporosis , even menopaus ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
29 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
No: Long, heavy periods can occur at any time but it is not normal after treatment for breast cancer. If you received chemo for your triple neg cancer the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: We would love to know what causes any cancer. No! The drugs they give women for infertility can increase their rate of release of eggs from their ovar ... Read More
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