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Dr. James Dukelow
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Fulvestrant (Overview)

Fulvestrant is a cancer agent.


Dr. James Dukelow
10 doctors shared insights

Fulvestrant (Overview)

Fulvestrant is a cancer agent.


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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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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?

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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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

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Are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar?

Are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar?

NO: Faslodex (fulvestrant) - is hormone therapy for metastatic breast cancer, it`s given as an injection. Xeloda - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can also be used in metastatic breast cancer as well as in other cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Faslodex (Definition)

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