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Dr. James Dukelow
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Faslodex (Overview)

Faslodex is a cancer agent.


Dr. James Dukelow
12 doctors shared insights

Faslodex (Overview)

Faslodex is a cancer agent.


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What is the difference between faslodex (fulvestrant) andfemara?

What is the difference between faslodex (fulvestrant) andfemara?

Subtle: Both are used to treat estrogen positive breast cancers but falsofex tends to be used in those less responsive to my understanding . Maybe the oncologists will have more to add. ...Read more

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Are my ankles swollen due to faslodex (fulvestrant)?

Are my ankles swollen due to faslodex (fulvestrant)?

Probably not: Swelling is not listed as an adverse reaction. But i would discuss it with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

Medicine for Cancer/: It is a medicine used for treatment of metastatic Breast Cancer. it blocks the hormones and is often used to control breast Cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between faslodex (fulvestrant) andfemara?

Subtle: Both are used to treat estrogen positive breast cancers but falsofex tends to be used in those less responsive to my understanding . Maybe the oncologists will have more to add. ...Read more

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Are my ankles swollen due to faslodex (fulvestrant)?

Probably not: Swelling is not listed as an adverse reaction. But i would discuss it with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Are faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar to each other?

NO: Faslodex (fulvestrant) is an anti estogen therapy -used to treat hormone receptor positive breast cancer (breast cancer that depends on hormones such as estrogen to grow)- is given by injecting medication into the muscle. Xeloda is an oral chemotherapy- which is a pro drug of 5fu. It is used to treat different kind of cancer such as- colon, esophagus, rectal, breast . They are not similar. ...Read more

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What to do if I had double vision after received faslodex (fulvestrant) 250 ml?

What to do if I had double vision after received faslodex (fulvestrant) 250 ml?

See oncologist: Double vision in a patient with metastatic breast cancer is worrisome. It may indicate spread of cancer to brain (or, less likely, orbit). Tell your oncologist about it. ...Read more

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

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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Why is fulvestrant not used with pre-menopausal patient?

Why is fulvestrant not used with pre-menopausal patient?

Competition: Circulating Estradiol competes with for the estrogen receptor in premenopausal women. Estradiol surges during ovulation to fairly high levels where in postmenopause, Estradiol is made from converting androgens/adrenal hormones (like dhea) in peripheral fat. Levels are not as high so competition for the receptor is less. ...Read more

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Why is fulvestrant not used for pre-menopausal patients?

Why is fulvestrant not used for pre-menopausal patients?

High estrogens: Premenopausal women produce large quantities of estrogens which feed the Cancer. So the treatments that work best for them are those that remove the source of estrogens or block its effects on the tumor. Fulvestant does not work that way, so it is relatively less effective in premenopausal patients. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Fulvestrant (Definition)

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