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Femara Cancer Treatment
Forgive my frankness: If you actually have cancer, then you deserve to have the most effective treatment made available to you. Your physician is under super-strict obligation by the law to tell you the truth, while supplement / "herbal" websites are for the most part deliberately created to deceive you. If you respect your own body or care about those who love you, make your decision on accurate information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Depends on 1) whether the tumor is estrogen receptor positive, 2) stage of the cancer. If metastatic, it works better for bone and soft tissue metastases and not very well for liver and lung metastasizes. Often used as an adjuvant treatment after surgery and often with radiotherapy ...Read more
After taking evista for 5 years for osteoperosis, breast cancer developed. Is femara the best choice now?
Hormone sensitive breast cancer 7 yrs ago; 3 small spots w breast cancer cells in lungs just showed; now using femara; should I stop using astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin: I will recommend stopping astaxanthin which is a carotenoid but also a potent antioxidant. How Femara or Letrozole interacts with this compound and because of the super radical and antioxidant effects it can potentially make Femara less effective is possible. There is no proven benefit of this in breast cancer. Hopefully this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the percentage of her2 breast cancer recurring if I stop taking femara which I have been on for 2 1?
What is the percentage of her2 breast cancer recurring after 3 years with 2 1/2 years on femara. I want to stop the femara due to the side effects.?
Hard to say: Hard to say without more details. You are lucky in a way to have a tumor that. Can be attacked with chemo, herceptin, and hormone blockade. Not all patients tolerate femara. There are other ai drugs and other options. Talk to your oncologist for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 14yrs short stature (xray bone age 16) endrocrinologist suggested femara to stop bone plates from closing entirely. Is this treatment safe?
Unknown : Aromatase inhibitors to keep growth plates open at bone age of 16 isn't worth potential risks considering growth plates nearly fused. Vertebral bone defects and questionable effects on fertility are only two of many questions not answered yet. No long term safety data exist. At this time aromatase inhibition to ? ht is considered experimental by the pediatric endocrine society. ...Read more
Controllable w-floss: So vascularized with blood vessels, gums look pink to red. Hormones and medications can make them "hyper-reactive" to plaque setting off an immune response that includes bleeding. Additionally, meds that cause dry mouth can increase plaque levels by reducing the self cleansing (plaque diluting) action of saliva. Try flossing, accurately and carefully twice a day. Skipping a single day =bleed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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