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Harmone Therapy with Femara instead of Tamoxifen

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ssfoine
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Is anyone taking Femara? Its a newly developed drug that replaces Taxmoxifen. I have had embolism before and was put of Femara. Only side effect that occurred was muscle pain after my surgery for permanent implants. Does anyone know more about this drug?

jeancmici
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I just happened to turn on the TV last week when there was an interview with a breast cancer specialist from Toronto, Canada answering questions etc.

He said Femara, tho' new, appeared to be the drug of choice when there were problems with Tamoxifen and it is used for metastatic cancer when it seems that tamoxifen is not effective.

Tamoxifen is still drug of choice for the first five years following surgery unless you have had problems so Femara seems to be right for you.

Good Luck, Jean

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ssfoine
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Thank you Jean...
Im seeing my oncologist this Thursday. Pray for me.
Sandy

nell
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In March a new cancer appeared in my remaining breast and it was felt that tazmoxifen failed me and Femara was prescribed. I have had not ill effects from this and from what I have read about it, it has had better results than tamoxifen. Femara treats the whole body as tamoxifen mostly breast cancer. I only pray for no more cancer and for my guardian angles to keep me safe!

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ssfoine
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Thank You Nell. I didnt know Femara treated more than the breast area. I just know it put me in full menopause.
Sandy

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bdean
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It is suppose to be as good or better than Tamoxifen. My drs. are impressed enough with test results they are going to start using it after 3 years of therapy on Tamoxifen then 2 years on Femara. IT is a very exciting time in cancer research and we are the beneficiaries(sp?).
Brenda

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