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I just had a lump/SNB on the 13th. The final pathology isn't in yet, but snb was clear on 3 nodes. I am ER/PR+ and HER2NEU-. the bx path report was a T1a at least. Tamoxifen is not a choice due to liver toxicity and I have liver disease. Also my uterus has atypical cells. The onco's are talking about ooph and then AI therapy after radiation. I am not sure I can handle the AI's either. I am concerned about the lack of data on the AI's and my weakened state. Then again, I want to make sure my cancer is gone for good. What does a liver patient have for choices in the world of toxi

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Hormone therapy: Is it right for you? - Mayo Clinic

Hormone therapy treats bothersome menopausal symptoms but isn't recommended to protect long-term health.
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Hormone Therapy, HRT & Menopause: Questions to Ask ... - WebMD

Hormone therapy can ease menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. But they’re not right for everyone. Find ...
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Hormone Therpay Questions and Answers

Bio Identical Hormone Therapy ... When will I begin to feel the benefits of hormone therapy? While the answer to that question differs from individual to ...
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hormone therapy - WebMD Answers

WebMD experts and contributors provide answers to: hormone therapy
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Questions About Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Got Questions? Get Answers. ... When should I consider bioidentical hormone therapy? Q. What is the difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormones? Q.
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Hormone Therapy - idahocowgirl's Question - Cancer Support ...

Cancer Support Network - Hormone Therapy I will be starting hormone therapy in about a month and i'm apprehensive about it. I am 64 and post menopausal. What do I ...
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Questions & Answers - Natural Hormone Therapy Clinic

Questions answered about San Antonio Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Call 210.222.2694 for more information.
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Menopause and Hormones: Common Questions

Jun 13, 2017 · Should I use hormone therapy to protect the heart or prevent strokes? No, do not use hormone therapy to prevent heart attacks or strokes.
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Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer Fact Sheet - National ...

A fact sheet that describes types of hormone therapy, its role in preventing and treating breast cancer, and possible side effects.
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Hormone therapy - TammyM's Question - Cancer Support ...

Cancer Support Network - Hormone therapy I have to decide if I want to do hormone therapy. The drug the Oncologist wants to use is called Tamoxifin. I have read all ...
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fear of cancer :(

I also have extensive family history of Cancer. So, I truly understand and can relate to your concern. As for your question about your sister's need for hormone therapy... I not at all sure why. What was she told? As for a recurrence of Cancer... that's always a possibility. That's why diligent follow up check ups with the oncologist, following chemotherapy, radiation and similar treatments, is necessary. As for life style changes, like diet, weight loss or engaging in sports... that's hard to say. If it'll make your sister feel better; then, it may not be such a bad idea. I once asked my aunt's oncologist if life style changes were necessary for the Cancer patient. And the oncologist said that she was reluctant to suggest that any Cancer patient change their normal daily routine. It was her feeling that the patient should live as "normal" a life as possible. As for yourself, I would suggest you have annual physicals and do self-exams. Observe unusual reactions, changes and abnormalities in and on your body. And, if you ever happen to notice or sense that something's not right... don't ignore it. See a doctor.
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solid pea sized lump in arm pit

Hi, Underarm lumps are axillary lymph nodes which could be enlarged secondary to infection or even trauma. They are usually enlarged when a new deodorant is used, after shaving or waxing the underarm area. You should refrain from the above for a few days and keep the area clean and apply calamine lotion to help soothe the areas. This could be related to the hormone level fluctuation too. Let us know if you have any more doubts and keep us posted on how you are doing. Hope this helps. Regards.
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hormone therapy

Hi, The hormonal agents generally cause side-effects that are similar to menopausal symptoms. The treatment is generally well-tolerated, but some patients (some 10% or less) do report the ff:  hot flashes, joint pain/stiffness, vaginal dryness. Rarer events (meaning about 1% of the time) poor appetite, vaginal bleed, and somnolence (increased sleeping time or more frequent drowsiness). The effect of bone is also a concern due to fracture risk. Medications for osteoporosis are recommended (its good you are taking them already), as well as calcium and Vit D supplements. Stay positive.
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Hormone Positive cancer

The questions regarding your either continuing Tamoxifen or switching now would be best answered by your Oncologist who knows all the details of your particular case. As far as the positivity of the Hormones ... both are receptive to treatment and positive is positive, no matter the comparative percentages. Hormone positive is a good thing.
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Oncotype score

I would advise your Sister to follow the recommendation of her Oncologist ... if she has serious doubts then she could certainly seek a second opinion from another Oncologist. You should both keep in mind that once diagnosed with breast cancer (any type or stage) that we are at risk for recurrance in spite of any and all treatment.    Regards ....
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To Ryan RCA7591

Hi, I know you are looking for Ryan, but I have a question about your PMDD. I believe I suffer from GAD, and the second two weeks of my cycle my anxiety is usually thru the roof. I have a lot of the symptoms of PMDD, and have an appt with the doc in a couple of weeks. Anyway, I started taking B-complex a couple of months ago- it took a lot of the anxiety that I normally had during the first two weeks of my cycle, and slightly helped with the second half. Anyway, I was just wondering if you ever tried and had any success with vitamins or other natural stuff for PMDD. I wanted to ask the doc if maybe I can double up on the B's during the bad time, because I dont really want to take other drugs if I dont have to. I hope everything goes well with your hysterectomy. I would think that your PMDD should go away. They say that PMS/PMDD goes away after you have menopause, so I would think that would do the same for you. Anyway, Best of luck to you!!!
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hormone v herceptin

I hesitate to answer questions concerning a "friend" as I abide by a strict rule of Privacy for the Pt. I will say that when a cancer is found to be ER/PR positive and Her2 positive then the standard is Hormone therapy plus Herceptin administration as part of the treatment plan. I do think this is a matter between the pt. and her Oncologist.  Regards ....
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Chemo or no chemo?

After Lumpectomy with neg. nodes, Chemo isn't usually recommended ...  if it were it would most likely be done before the Radiation. Were the numbers you quoted obtained from your Oncologist? Just curious .... Radiation is usually confined to the breast.    Regards ....
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