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Is it safe to take evista after five years of tamoxifen and five years of aromasin?

Is it safe to take evista after five years of tamoxifen and five years of aromasin?

Maybe..continued: ... Aromasin, which prevents the formation of estrogen, is effective in reducing the risk of recurrence of breast cancer, but after 5 years, you are very likely to have sustained bone loss due to its effect. Evista will arrest bone loss, and certainly is very unlikely to increase the risk of breast cancer, but it has never been studied as an advujant preventative like tamoxifen and aromasin. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Canale
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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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Is evista as effective as tamoxifen in reducing breast cancer?

Is evista as effective as tamoxifen in reducing breast cancer?

Yes (and no): The study of tamoxifen and Raloxifene (star) trial compared the effectiveness of these two drugs in the prevention of breast cancer and found them to be equally effective, with a 50% reduction in invasive breast cancer as compared to placebo. However, only tamoxifen reduced the rate of carcinoma in situ (dcis, lcis). ...Read more

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What's the cost of tamoxifen or raloxifene?

What's the cost of tamoxifen or raloxifene?

I know tamoxifen is : Very cheap; I do not know raloxifene's cost, but it is less likley to cause bony demineralization, but is not as "tested" as tamoxifen as an anti-estrogen. ...Read more

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If your gynemostia is idiopathic would taking tamoxifen or raloxifene be harmful?

If your gynemostia is idiopathic would taking tamoxifen or raloxifene be harmful?

Most prefer surgery: Whatever your age, most men with gynecomastia prefer surgery, which is effective, definitive and easy. I'll trust this is not pseudogynecomastia and that your thyroid and liver are in good working order. Tamoxifen is acceptable if for some reason surgery isn't right foryou. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen or raloxifene reduce male breasts (gynemostia)?

Can tamoxifen or raloxifene reduce male breasts (gynemostia)?

No.: Male breast enlargement at age 79 is usually due to weight gain and decreasing testosterone, not excess estrogens. Anti-estrogen drugs are not indicated, but full endocrine work up can eliminate hormonal concerns. Gynecomastia is treated with plastic surgery to excise any glandular component (very fibrotic) and liposuction for fatty components. Large breast may require skin removal and tailoring. ...Read more

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Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?

Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?

Raloxifene: Of all the products you mentioned, Raloxifene has the most well established record and is fda approved to improve bone density. Unfortunately, its ability to do so appears weaker than bisphosphanate products, teriparitide (forteo) of prolia. The other products you mentioned are not fda approved bone building products. Strontium is not available in the us as an anti-osteoporotic agent. ...Read more

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

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

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 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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Is it safe to take tamoxifen every other day?

Is it safe to take tamoxifen every other day?

Speak to your doctor: This is not the usual regimen for tamoxifen. It is usually recommended for daily use and intake for the best effect. Was this recommended by your doctor? If so, you need to find out why this deviates from the standard recommendation. If you are making up your own regimen, please do not proceed until you speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ativan with tamoxifen?

Is it safe to take ativan with tamoxifen?

Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist. It also depends on your other medications. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Aromasin (Definition)

Aromasin (exemestane) is a steroidal aromatase inhibitor that permanently blocks the activity of the enzyme aromatase, blocking the conversion of adrenal androgens into estrogen by peripheral tissues (such as fatty tissue). It is currently used for treatment of er positive, early or ...Read more


Dr. Jacob Udell
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Raloxifene (Definition)

The medication is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm). The medication is used in menopausal patients to address the issue of osteoporosis or brittle bones. It also is used for invasive ...Read more