Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in women and men. It is used to treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation.
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Many breast cancers rely on the hormone oestrogen to grow. This type of breast cancer is called oestrogen receptor-positive (ER positive) breast cancer. Tamoxifen blocks oestrogen from reaching the cancer cells. This means the cancer either grows more slowly or stops growing altogether.
For patients with breast cancer, the recommended daily dose is 20-40 mg. Dosages greater than 20 mg per day should be given in divided doses (morning and evening).
Femara (Letrozole) is a prescription drug. It's available as an oral tablet. Letrozole used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women who have been taking tamoxifen (Soltamox, Nolvadex) for 5 years.
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Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor. This means it blocks the enzyme aromatase (found in the body's muscle, skin, breast and fat), which is used to convert androgens (hormones produced by the adrenal glands) into estrogen. In the absence of estrogen, tumors dependent on this hormone for growth will shrink.
The recommended dose of Femara is one 2.5 mg pill administered once a day. In patients with advanced disease, treatment with Femara should continue until tumor progression is evident.
Many hot flashes, but was having them anyway from the chemo. Knowing that Tamoxifen has worked on many in the past makes me confident that what I'm doing is a good thing.
I was on Tamoxifen for 5 years when I was 41 with very little side effects, or so I thought at the time. Its now that I look back that I do have a problem with mental clarity, confusion and memory loss. Does anyone know if this will improve now I have been off tamoxifen for 2 years. Although my consultant is talking about going back on it for another 5 years.
I was initially diagnosed at age 43 and refused Tamoxifen. I was diagnosed again last year and started Tamoxifen the day after my biopsy. Initially I was dizzy but that is long gone. I take it at night and have mild hot flashes. My period id fairly regular (I'm 48 now) but very light. I have put on 10 pounds. All in all, not a bad ride!
Femara worked great for me. I had many unsuccessful attempts with Chlomid, injectibles and two rounds of IVF. After many failed attempts and/of losses we conceived and carried full term with Femara!
After having a dr prescribe hormones for me for 12 yrs even tho I only had a partial hystromectomy I developed breast cancer. When it was found I was a advanced stage 3 with a tumor just short of a size 8,in my chest wall and left lymnodes. After massive chemo for 6 months it shrunk to a size 2, then came the double masectomy and nodes removed followed by 30 hits of heavy radiation. This all began in may of 2013 and now in October of 2015 in total remission. I am so thankful to my Drs et however the side effects of all of the treatments and continued treatment of Letrozole are awful. I feel 90 and have sudden bouts where I can't breathe and hurt all over. I hate it.
I took fermara i tried for 3 years to get pregnant once i took it i felt a huge diff in my right ovary so we had sex and bam i was pregnant with my baby boy hes gonna b 3 in Nov with no birth defects at all.. hope this helps.