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Does taking tamoxifen benefit women with cdis?

Does taking tamoxifen benefit women with cdis?

Yes.: Women with a history of ductal-carcinoma-in-situ (dcis) may have a 50% reduction in developing a second breast cancer when taking tamoxifen for 5 years ("chemoprevention"). Furthermore, following a lumpectomy, the combination of tamoxifen and radiation therapy may have a decreased risk of cancer recurrence in the affected breast greater than either therapy alone. ...Read more

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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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Does pueraria mirica work for women with pcos?

Does pueraria mirica work for women with pcos?

No: No, it won't help you at all, just wastes your money. A few women with pcos become pregnant, but generally only after significant weight loss. Therapy such as metformin has a much higher chance of normal periods (in approx. 60% of cases) and a safe successful pregnancy, if desired. Don't get medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen really benefit dcis?

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Does taking tamoxifen really benefit dcis?

Yes, for ER+ DCIS: The addition of tamoxifen to surgery and radiation therapy for dcis significantly reduced the risk of invasive cancer on the same beast by 40 % and risk for in situ breast cancer on the other breast by 60 percent. ...Read more

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I've heard that cipralex makes tamoxifen ineffective. What antidepressant is suggested for patients taking tamoxifen?

I've heard that cipralex makes tamoxifen ineffective. What antidepressant is suggested for patients taking tamoxifen?

It does not: actually Citalopram is one of the safer medications to take with tamoxifen , meds like paroxetine and Fluoxetine do affect the efficacy of Tamoxifen so, we do give Cipralex and it should not affect it ...Read more

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Does taking fat burners capsules have any long term side effects for women??? Would it affect conceiving and pregnancy in future??

Does taking fat burners capsules have any long term side effects for women??? Would it affect conceiving and pregnancy in future??

They're snake oil: Hi. "Fat burner capsules" are pure snake oil. The only things they're known for sure to do is make you poorer and the snake oil salesmen richer. They have been shown to be NEITHER safe nor effective. Therefore, regarding conception and pregnancy, this geeky ol' scientific fuddy duddy would say stay away during conception and pregnancy. I hope that's not rain on your parade. ...Read more

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What should a person with breast cancer IV take after tamoxifen and aromasin. Arimidex femara or faslodex (fulvestrant)?

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What should a person with breast cancer IV take after tamoxifen and aromasin. Arimidex femara or faslodex (fulvestrant)?

Treatment options: For stage IV breast cancer- if the cancer progressed after tamoxifen and aromasin- depending on several factors such as how much cancer burder, involvement to visceral organs, overall condition etc- the options would be- faslodex; combination of Aromasin (exemestane) and evorilimus ( based on recent randomized clinical trial) or chemotherapy. Discuss further with your oncologist- which one for your case. ...Read more

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Would someone who has finished treatments for breast cancer be okay if they stopped taking arimidex (anastrozole) anestrozol?

Would someone who has finished treatments for breast cancer be okay if they stopped taking arimidex (anastrozole) anestrozol?

Still treatment: Please recognize that Arimidex (anastrozole) is a part of your treatment regimen.It is as important as your other treatments in that it can decrease the chance of the cancer returning. Speak with you oncologist if you are having unbearable side effects, they can switch you to another medication. ...Read more

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I have considered evista (raloxifene) comparable to tamoxifen in post er-positive breast ca, and the star trial data show fewer side-effects. What do you think?

I have considered evista (raloxifene) comparable to tamoxifen in post er-positive breast ca, and the star trial data show fewer side-effects. What do you think?

STAR trial : In the preventive star trial, both tamoxifen and raloxifine (evista) were found to be effective in preventing breast cancer. Statistically, tamoxifen is more effective but also have more side effects. Evista (raloxifene) is only approved in post menopausal female while tamoxifen is approved in pre and post menopausal groups. Evista (raloxifene) is better if there is an osteopenia or osteoporosis present. ...Read more

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How effective is taking low-dose tamoxifen for breast cancer risk reduction?

How effective is taking low-dose tamoxifen for breast cancer risk reduction?

Only One Dose: The use of tamoxifen for chemoprevention is associated with a 50% reduction in breast cancer in those at high risk. Like any drug, there are side-effects and potential complications. Therefore, this decision is best made in consultation with a cancer specialist. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) for women works?

Does anyone know if estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) for women works?

Yes for most women: The generic of Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is called ee-mt (ethinyl Estradiol / methyl-testosterone). For many women this medication will decrease menopausal symptoms (hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, etc}. It will also improve libido for many women as well. Long term benefits of hormone replacement therapy include decreased risk for stroke, mi, colon cancer, alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Y are women with pcos given 50mg cyproterone acetate and some with 2mg?Y the difference?Is 50mg more effective?

Y are women with pcos given 50mg cyproterone acetate and some with 2mg?Y the difference?Is 50mg more effective?

Doesn't matter: In most cases, usually physician preference , both doses can work. Footnote for any us readers: cyproterone acetate is not available in the us. ...Read more

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Will taking a clenbuterol cycle for weight loss effect or interact adversely with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Will taking a clenbuterol cycle for weight loss effect or interact adversely with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Clenbuterol: Clenbuterol is not an fda approved medication. Taking a medication such this may have unpredictable side effects, such as interactions with other meds. ...Read more

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Does metformin help decrease testosterone in women with pcos?

Does metformin help decrease testosterone in women with pcos?

Pcos: Metformin's main goal in the treatment of PCOS is to prevent diabetes which often develops in those patients. There is slight evidence that it actually reduces circulating male hormone(androgens) and in this manner may improve regularity of menstrual periods in some patients. ...Read more

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Does organic Spirulina or Chlorella interfere or interact with birth control? Some studies recommend that women on bc take spirulina. Is it ok?

Does organic Spirulina or Chlorella interfere or interact with birth control? Some studies recommend that women on bc take spirulina. Is it ok?

No interference, OK: Spirulina and Chlorella are good sources of many nutrients and are not known to have any adverse interactions with Oral Contraceptives (OC's). OC's can increase our bodies needs for B vitamins as well as Vit. C, E and minerals like zinc. While spirulina and chlorella can supply these (which is why they are recommended) I advise taking a quality multivit. as well. See http://tinyurl.com/jcqozg2 ...Read more

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Can i start taking vitex with spironolactone without consulting with my doctor? Does vitex help increase effectiveness of spiro for acne due to pcos?

Why?: Why have you decided to begin treating yourself with something that you don't know what's in it, don't know why you're taking it, don't know how to judge whether it's helping you, and don't know if it will have any adverse side effects of interactions? Makes no sense to me. Leave the medical decision-making to the people with training, not your friends, tv or internet. ...Read more