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Questions about Hormonal Therapy.
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|3/8/2012||Hello again! I' m 42 years had a lumpectomy on 23 June 2011 on the right breast, followed by radiation and Nolvadex. I was diagnosed with encysted papillary carcinoma. I still have regular periods and my breast surgeon suggested a hormonal shot (Daronda)every three months. He said that maybe it's more than I need, but to keep on the safe side. My oncologist said that it is not proven that menopause helps and believes that with Nolvadex is enough for me. What do you think?|
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|3/8/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Your question is a good one. It is an area of controversy now and there are studies addressing this but the data are still not mature. For now, tamoxifen (novaldex) is the standard of care and the addition of ovarian suppression in this setting is still unknown. Consider a second opinion with a breast medical oncologist. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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