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When Cancer Rxs Team Up
Sometimes it takes two. Two breast cancer medications, that is.
Potential New Alternative for Early Breast Cancer
Tamoxifen has been the standard therapy for certain types of breast cancer. A new medication combination could eventually give women another choice that may be more effective.
Genomic Testing: A Powerful Weapon Against Breast Cancer
Abnormal genes can cause breast cells to grow out of control and become cancerous. By identifying specific gene mutations in tumors, doctors can provide improved targeted treatment for these breast cancers.
Acupuncture Helped Relieve Breast Cancer Rx Side Effects
Medications called aromatase inhibitors are sometimes given to women who’ve been treated for hormone sensitive breast cancer. These medicines have a number of side effects, including hot flashes and joint stiffness and pain.
Exercising Away the Pain from Cancer Meds
Aromatase inhibitors (AI) are medications that block production of estrogen, the hormone that feeds most breast cancers.
Walking Away From Cancer Rx Stiffness
After primary treatment, many breast cancer patients are given medicine to keep the disease from returning. Medicines called aromatase inhibitors block the production of estrogen, the hormone that feeds most breast cancers. Side effects of these medications can include joint pain and stiffness.
Breast Cancer Survivors Battling Brittle Bones
Breast cancer survivors can have ongoing health challenges after they’ve beaten "The Big C." Many are on medications that block estrogen, the hormone that drives most breast cancers. These medicines also increase the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones) and increase the risk of fractures.
1 in 4 Women Skips Breast Cancer Therapy
The majority of breast cancers are fed by the hormones estrogen and progesterone. That’s why women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer are prescribed medicines to block these hormones. But a good portion of women may be skipping the therapy.