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Is weight gain associated with arimidex (anastrozole)? I am a breast cancer patient &will on the drug.

Is weight gain associated with arimidex (anastrozole)? I am a breast cancer patient &will on the drug.

Yes, but minimal: There has been some reported weight gain with endocrine therapy. This emphasizes the importance of exercise in the breast cancer 'survivor' population. 20 minutes of purposeful exercise, three days per week will decrease recurrence rates. Wait control, a healthy diet and alcohol in moderation are patient controllable factors related to survival. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Stage IV patient, lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry. No symptoms as doc said. Confused?

Stage IV patient, lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry. No symptoms as doc said. Confused?

Unclear: If the diagnosis of stage 4 long cancer is correct, this may be the calm before the storm. If the diagnosis is not correct, that could be the reason there are no other symptoms. The issue is really more complex than be sorted put on this forum. Need lots more info. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a patient on peritoneal dialysis also take supplements like appeton weight gain?

Can a patient on peritoneal dialysis also take supplements like appeton weight gain?

Definitely: A patient can take theappeton cause they provide vital vitamins and nutrients that would are important for a patient on peritoneal dialysis. Also, a patient should also be taking in lots of protein as patients on peritoneal dialysis lose lots of muscle mass and protein. ...Read more

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Which is the best supplement for weight gain?

Which is the best supplement for weight gain?

As above : Do u mean u like to gain weight? U better talk with u pcp about it, he is more cable to give advice what u can eat and what. U should avoid based on u medical history. ...Read more

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I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

Cervical cancer: What do you mean by you might have? Did you have a biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis of cervical cancer?
Weight gain can be caused by different things- like depression, hypothyroidism, edema/water retention due to different reasons, or simply increasing intake and being inactive can also increase your weight. Go to see pmd and get yourself checked and check your thyroid function. ...Read more

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My husband 30yo/m. Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer.?

My husband 30yo/m. Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer.?

Night sweats: Certainly derserves a comprehensive physical exam and blood testing: multiple medical problems are possible. Please call for examination today. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

No.: Thyroid cancer does not cause weight gain. Sometimes the thyroid is not working and someone has thyroid cancer at the same time but they are separate issues. ...Read more

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Is weight gain common during breast cancer treatments? Will drugs or chemotherapy for breast cancer make me gain weight? .

Is weight gain common during breast cancer treatments? Will drugs or chemotherapy for breast cancer make me gain weight?
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Some people gain wt: The treatment itself does not cause weight gain. But there are changes in taste that may make you eat more especailly after the chemotherapy has been completed and stopped. So watch that you eat no more than normal. Then there is little risk of weight gain. ...Read more

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Is weight gain common during breast cancer treatments? Will drugs or chemotherapy for breast cancer make me gain weight? .

Is weight gain common during breast cancer treatments? Will drugs or chemotherapy for breast cancer make me gain weight?
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Very common: I inform my patients that most women and men will gain weight with chemotherapy for breast cancer. Also, it is common to gain weight while on anti-hormone therapy, such as tamoxifen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had my thyroid removed in 2010 due to papillary cancer. Current levels r TSH .15 ft4 1.2... Why can I not loose weight? Gain 20lbs since operation.

Had my thyroid removed in 2010 due to papillary cancer. Current levels r TSH .15 ft4 1.2... Why can I not loose weight? Gain 20lbs since operation.

Probably not: Due to thyroid. What is free t3 (liothyronine). That is hormone free to act in body. If it is low then you are still low. But doubt it. You are just taking in more calories than your body needs to function. Either eat less or exercise more. ...Read more

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Should I see my dr about weight gain? I am a 46 yr old female. I was always active and very fit, until 2001 my father passed suddenly from lung cancer and I went into a 2-year depression, which I fight even now. This is when I started gaining weight. I ha

Should I see my dr about weight gain? I am a 46 yr old female. I was always active and very fit, until 2001 my father passed suddenly from lung cancer and I went into a 2-year depression, which I fight even now. This is when I started gaining weight. I ha

Unfortunate: Please accept our condolences for your loss and ongoing challenges. I strongly encourage open and honest dialogue with your primary care physician even if there is "nothing going on". Your health should be managed in partnership with your family physician. He/she can really help in many areas including but not limited to depression and weight. Be well. ...Read more

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Worried about ovarian cancer. Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side. Weight gain. Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Worried about ovarian cancer. Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side. Weight gain. Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Ovarian cancer: It sounds like you have been very ill. Ovarian cancer is silent until a later stage. Your symptoms are very concerning. You should call your ob/gyn doctor and get an appointment within the next week. ...Read more

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Stage 4 breast cancer, taking gemzar & zometa, gained 8 pounds. Really healthy appetite cuz of vitamin is there a such thing as too much weight gain?

Stage 4 breast cancer, taking gemzar & zometa, gained 8 pounds. Really healthy appetite cuz of vitamin is there a such thing as too much weight gain?

Yes: You need to keep a chart which can show how much is your BMI is it will tell you where you should be on your weight scale ...Read more

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Left side pain during intercourse, family history with cancer and cyst problems, also have headaches, tiredness, and weight gain tummy. Plz help!?

Left side pain during intercourse, family history with cancer and cyst problems, also have headaches, tiredness, and weight gain tummy. Plz help!?

What a mix!: I am not sure if all the symptoms you listed are related, but I would start with seeing a medical provider. Start with a comprehensive history intake and physical exam. You may need vaginal exam to rule out problems causing painful intercourse. Maybe some blood studies to rule out fatigue causes. Urinalysis/culture may be helpful to determine ongoing bladder issues. Have your provider work u up. ...Read more

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Saw new doc, thinks thyroid, nausea, saw everywhere, swollen neck, problem swallowing, fatigue, rapid weight gain/loss, could it be thyroid cancer?

Saw new doc, thinks thyroid, nausea, saw everywhere, swollen neck, problem swallowing, fatigue, rapid weight gain/loss, could it be thyroid cancer?

Not likely: Although thyroid cancer is a common malignancy, it is generally not accompanied by changes associated with thyroid function. However, it sounds like it would be a great idea, given your symptoms, for you to be evaluated by an endocrinologist, a specialist who can appropriately evaluate your thyroid and risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Haven't had solid bowl movement more than 8 months pain & feel mass upper abdomen weight gain dad has colon cancer & aunt has stomach cancer worried?

Haven't had solid bowl movement more than 8 months pain & feel mass upper abdomen weight gain dad has colon cancer & aunt has stomach cancer worried?

Lots of issues...: You're describing many systemic concerns, but its impossible to tell here if your symptoms are all due to organic/metabolic disease or even related. Granted, your family history is notable, ; may indicate lynch syndrome. A thorough history ; physical with some simple investigatory lab studies ; x-rays would be a great place to start in getting the answers, reassurance ;/or treatment you need. ...Read more

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I've sum symptoms related to cancer like joint pain, tiredness,fatigue, infections, swollen lymph nodes, weight gain.but my blood report is normal?

I've sum symptoms related to cancer like joint pain, tiredness,fatigue, infections, swollen lymph nodes, weight gain.but my blood report is normal?

Symptoms of cancer: Your sx not necessarily related to cancer. Joint pain, fatigue,nodes can be infection.When you have CA you are not really prone to infections until you start treatment. Most pts with CA will actually loose weight, not gain. Blood work will not find CA for most kinds of CA. Have your doc look at all your sx and check your nodes.If seems suspicious on exam a biopsy would be the next step. Keep me informed ...Read more

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I am a survivor of breast cancer and my mother died of ovarian cancer. I have been experiencing a lot of bloating, constipation and weight gain. What should I do?

I am a survivor of breast cancer and my mother died of ovarian cancer. I have been experiencing a lot of bloating, constipation and weight gain. What should I do?

Abdominal exam first: The obvious concern is to first rule out an ovarian cancer- with a good gyn and abdominal exam, ct, and ca-125 tumor marker. With personal history of breast cancer before 38 and mother with ovarian, brca testing should be done. Treatments options will follow from there and may include removal of ovaries and uterus, prophylactic mastectomy and/or close surveillance. ...Read more

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Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Yes: These complaints could arise from a multitude of processes. Ovarian cancer would be an exremly unlikley event in a woman under 30. Other possibilites include: poly cycsti ovarian disease, celiac sprue, gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Is it good to take supplements for weight gain?

Is it good to take supplements for weight gain?

If prescribed by Dr.: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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What are some non- dairy weight gain supplements?

What are some non- dairy weight gain supplements?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. Soy, rice, and pea protein are all options. ...Read more

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Is there any supplements or methods for rapid weight gain?

Is there any supplements or methods for rapid weight gain?

Balance and activity: The best, most successful weight loss method is one where your intake is 500 calories less than you need a day and increase your activity by at least 200 cal a day. If you follow an eating plan based on at least 6-7 servings of non starchy vegetables and 3 servings of fruit you will feel full. Add protein to every meal. Eat small meals every 3-4 hours. Limit carbohydrates to complex only. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or supplements to promote weight gain that actually works?

Balanced: Eating more often and slightly more each time you eat in a healthy way is the best and safest way to gain "healthy" weight. ...Read more

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Please explain which food can I eat for weight gain if I'm kidney stone patient?

Please explain which food can I eat for weight gain if I'm kidney stone patient?

Diet - kidney stone: The kidney stone healthy diet includes 4 liters of fluid per day, one liter of lemonade or 4 tablespoons of lemon extract, low protein — about 4-5 ounces per day, low salt, and high intake of fruit and some vegetables. Stay away from kale, spinach, chocolate, tea. To gain weight, eat grains, pasta, sauce, breads, colored vegetables, colored fruit. ...Read more

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Is topamax (topiramate) also used to curb weight gain in patients using psychotropic drugs?

Is topamax (topiramate) also used to curb weight gain in patients using psychotropic drugs?

Not primary use: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-seizure medication. It is also used to treat different phases of bipolar disease. It has many side effects. Anorexia leading o loss of weight is a less common one. However, your dr might just prescribe it to counteract weight gain from other psychotropic discuss with your dr? Don't try to use it without medical supervision. ...Read more

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Is buclizine good for you? Does it cause weight gain and does it make anorexia patients better?

Is buclizine good for you? Does it cause weight gain and does it make anorexia patients better?

May be migraine: Buclizine is contained in some medications claimed to be effective against migraine. A search revealed no published articles on buclizine and weight gain in the last 40 years, and only a very few before 1970, mostly untraceable non-english articles. There is no convincing literature regarding the use of this drug. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more