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Fulvestrant-Faslodex

Fulvestrant is a drug that also acts on the estrogen receptor, but instead of blocking it, this drug eliminates it. In postmenopausal women, this drug is often effective even if the breast cancer is no longer responding to tamoxifen.

In one small study of men with advanced breast cancer who had previously been treated with at least one other hormone drug, some of the men saw their tumors shrink with fulvestrant. It is given by injection every 2 weeks for a month, then monthly. The most common side effects are hot flashes, mild nausea, fatigue, and pain at the injection site.

Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone-LHRH analogs and anti-androgens

Megestrol

Orchiectomy-castration

Possible side effects of hormone therapy


Targeted therapy for breast cancer in men

Bone-directed therapy for breast cancer in men


 

Coping and support for male breast cancer

 


Related Topics

Benign breast conditions

General breast cancer terms

Types of breast cancer in men


References

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-what-is-breast-cancer-in-men

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/male_bc

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/rare-cancers/rare-cancers-name/breast-cancer-in-men

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-breast-cancer/basics/coping-support/con-20025972


 

Oncologists, Breast Surgeons are the specialists who deal with the breast cancer

 

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