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Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator Serm
See answer details.: An estrogen receptor is a protein found on some cells in the human body that is activated by the hormone estrogen. Once activated, the receptor sends a signal to the cell nucleus to activate certain genes. In breast cancer, the tumor is tested to determine if estrogen receptors are present on the malignant cells; if they are present, then anti-estrogen therapy is given as a part of the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An organ, cell or molecule that accepts an outside signal and causes an internal change. Eyes receive light, touch receptors send messages to the brain when stimulated by pressure and estrogen receptors bind Estradiol causing responses of normal breast, ovary and uterus cells to rising and falling levels of the female steroid hormones. Most of the time "receptor" refers to one ...Read more
Feeds the cancer: Most breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive. The cancer cells have receptors that fit the estrogen molecule that a body produces. Think: a lock and key - when estrogen binds to the receptor the tumor cell is stimulated to grow and divide. Er+ tumors can be blocked by tamoxifen and Arimidex (and others) that interfere with this pathway. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natural breast cancer remedies? I learned that estrogen-receptor blockers treat cancer, but what are some ER blockers?
I am not sure what u: Mean by "natural" but if u mean something other than what ur oncologist recommends u are putting urself at great risk of failed treatment. There have been great strides made in the treatment of breast cancer and the current therapies are well documented and successfully employed with thousands of patients every year. Feel free to obtain a second opinion but seek a proven treatmnt, not snakeoil. ...Read more
Unclear Question?: These are somewhat unrelated questions which makes it difficult for me to address your question. Evista is not used for treating cancer...It is sued for treatment/prevention of osteoporosis. Estrogen receptors are specialised protein receptors found in breast cancer.Uterine cancer has little bearing on either of the two references you have listed. ...Read more
My mom had estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, should I be taking birth control or getting pregnant?
It is your choice.: Even a family history of breast cancer should not stop you from having kids, especially if you are healthy and cancer free. There are also several treatment options for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, like tamoxifen. Birth control is, of course, an option if you do not feel ready to have children yet, regardless of your family history. Get counseling from your doctor to be sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Typically, these are all metabolized the samer. ...Read more
Clarification?: What kind of cancer? Are you referring to cancer that has spread to the bone? Or to prevent it? There are a couple of medication used in metastatic cancer to the bone - zometa or xgeva. Estrogen/serm/fosamax are not used in that setting. As for now- nothing is confirmed by radncomized study that we can use to prevent cancer from spreading to the bone (need more study on xgeva). ...Read more
An estrogen receptor is a protein found on some cells in the human body that is activated by the hormone estrogen. Once activated, the receptor sends a signal to the cell nucleus to activate certain genes. In breast cancer, the tumor is tested to determine if estrogen receptors are present on the malignant cells; if they are present, then anti-estrogen therapy is given as a ...Read more
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