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Is zoladex (goserelin) effective for breast cancer?

Is zoladex (goserelin) effective for breast cancer?

Depends: Your physician may offer this as one of a variety of possible hormonal manipulations if and only if the pathology team says the tumor is hormone-sensitive. When it works, it is often strikingly successful. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Medication for polycystic ovaries?

Medication for polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Metformin: For non-insulin resistant patients the treatment varies, depending on whether a patient is trying for pregnancy or not. Birth control pills for those who are not trying to get pregnant. Metformin only for those patients with impaired glucose tolerance. These are patients that have been found to have an elevated Insulin level or diabetes from Insulin resistance ...Read more

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Is lupron (leuprolide) the last resort for prostate cancer?

Is lupron (leuprolide) the last resort for prostate cancer?

Not necessarily: Leuprolide is a common form of lhrh agonist which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It reduces the hormone testosterone to low levels, killing much but not all of a patient's cancer. It is used in intermediate and high risk cases along with radiation for curative treatment. It is also used in men with more advanced disease. It depends on the situation but it is an effective tool. ...Read more

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Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level to determine if your ovarian reserve is truly low. If you need to take estrogen supplementation, Progesterone will need to be given each cycle as well if you still have a uterus. Your age and any medical issues may determine if you can take estrogen. ...Read more

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Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Yes: For woman with premature ovarian failure (pof), we recommend hormone replacement therapy, which includes both estrogen and progesterone. The addition of Progesterone is to regulate menstrual period and prevent uterine cancer. For woman desires for pregnancy, we may be able to reduce her fsh level and induce ovulation in some patients. ...Read more

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What does zoladex (goserelin) do for cancer patients?

What does zoladex (goserelin) do for cancer patients?

Zoladex (goserelin): Zoladex (goserelin) is helpful for treatment of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. I am sorry if you have one of these conditions and wish you well. If you are on Zoladex (goserelin) please have your doctor to give you all the information available. You can also look up Zoladex (goserelin) on the web. ...Read more

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Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more

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Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Estrogen: Tamoxifen is given to individuals with specific breast cancers that are driven to grow by the presence of estrogen receptors. Tamoxifen interferes with the activity of estrogen in the breast, preventing cancer growth. The role of Progesterone receptors is unclear, though Progesterone receptors in breast cancer are generally associated with estrogen receptors, making tamoxifen an effective therapy. ...Read more

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Can a zoladex (goserelin) 3.6mg implant induce artificial menopause?

Can a zoladex (goserelin) 3.6mg implant induce artificial menopause?

Chemical menopause: Zoladex (goserelin) 3.6 mg implanted every 28 days will put a woman chemically into menopause and make her menstrual periods stop. In fact, about 2 weeks after the first implant there will be a hormone withdrawal bleeding, after the next implant there will be no bleeding, if the medication works perfectly. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) and cyst. I have a 2-3cm ovarian cyst. Is this contraindication for using clomid (clomiphene)? Age:29 bmi:19, 8

Clomid (clomiphene) and cyst. I have a 2-3cm ovarian cyst. Is this contraindication for using clomid (clomiphene)? Age:29 bmi:19, 8

Depends on doctor: Your doctor will need to evaluate the cyst -- the size and the type of cyst to determine if this is right time to trigger ovulation with clomid (clomiphene). Most would not delay with such a small cyst. ...Read more

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How does lupron (leuprolide) depot work for endometriosis?

How does lupron (leuprolide) depot work for endometriosis?

In the brain: Receptors in the brain get saturated to a that point the pulses of gnrh cannot stimulate the ovarian production of estrogen. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success on femara (letrozole) and norethindrone for endometriosis?

Has anyone had success on femara (letrozole) and norethindrone for endometriosis?

Hormonal treatment: Femara (letrozole) inhibits the formation of estrogen within the endometriosis tissue. Aromatase inhibitors, formerly used to treat some breast cancer, have been successful in the treatment of endometriosis. Norethindrone, a Progesterone is also successful in some cases. ...Read more

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Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer be on some form of HRT as well?

Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer be on some form of HRT as well?

Hormones: Prostate cancer growth is slowed down by meds like that to reduce testosterone. You wouldn't want to take testosterone, it makes the cancer grow ! good multi vitamin and calcium are good ideas when on testosterone suppression for pca. ...Read more

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Male fsh=2.63; test.=228; no LH tested. prescription for Clomid (clomiphene) 25mgqd. If stopped, risk of no sprm prduction? Hiding pituitary tumor? How long to clear system?

Male fsh=2.63; test.=228; no LH tested. prescription for Clomid (clomiphene) 25mgqd. If stopped, risk of no sprm prduction? Hiding pituitary tumor? How long to clear system?

Maybe: Normal fsh suggests testes making sperm. Clomid (clomiphene) will induce higher fsh so testes might make more sperm. Clomid (clomiphene) can also increase lh such that testes also increase testosterone production. Suppressed lh & fsh in face of low testosterone suggests pituitary tumor. So does high prolactin leading to galactorrhea (breast milk). Check these levels & consider pituitary MRI if still worried. ...Read more

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Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

Not very successfull: No medical treatment has ever been shown to be effective in treating stage IV endo. This stage means that there is deeply invasive endo usually between the rectum and vagina or cervix. Endo nodules are by definition deeper than 5mm, and the hormones can't penetrate well and they don't respond. You need a surgeon very experienced in complex procedures to remove the endo. ...Read more

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Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?

Maybe: There is a slight increased risk of endometrial cancer of 1 in 500 chance reported. The benefits of tamoxifen in treatment of breast cancer is much higher than the risk of endometrial cancer. Ask your oncologist and ob-gyn how best to follow or watch for this potential risk. ...Read more

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