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This page contains links to eMedTV Breast Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Male Breast Cancer to Tamoxifen Tablets. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Male Breast Cancer
    Male breast cancer makes up less than 1 percent of all breast cancer cases. This eMedTV article explores causes, risk factors, stages, and prognosis information for this type of cancer, which caused an estimated 460 deaths in the United States in 2005.
  • Male Breast Cancer Treatment
    Male breast cancer treatment options are similar to those for women, and include surgery and various therapies. This eMedTV article explains male breast cancer treatment options in detail, including chemotherapy and adjuvant therapy.
  • Male Breast Cancer Types
    Male breast cancer types include ductal carcinoma in situ and infiltrating ductal carcinoma. This eMedTV segment identifies the various male breast cancer types, such as inflammatory breast cancer and Paget's disease of the nipple.
  • Men and Breast Cancer
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, breast cancer in men usually occurs between the ages of 60 and 70. This resource takes a quick look at this condition and how often it affects men. Also included in this article is a link to more information.
  • Paget's Disease of the Nipple
    Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer that is located in or around the nipple. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at the disease and includes information about symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatment options.
  • Pergeta
    Perjeta is prescribed for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer in adults. This page of the eMedTV site takes a look at this prescription drug, including dosing information and possible side effects. Pergeta is a common misspelling of Perjeta.
  • Perjeta
    Perjeta is a monoclonal antibody prescribed to treat certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this medication, with details on how it is given, clinical effectiveness, potential side effects, and more.
  • Perjeta and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page takes a look at why the manufacturer of Perjeta (pertuzumab) recommends that women not breastfeed while using this medicine. It also discusses whether the drug passes through breast milk and why Perjeta may be unsafe while breastfeeding.
  • Perjeta and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article addresses the safety issues associated with using Perjeta (pertuzumab) during pregnancy. It explains the problems that occurred during animal studies and discusses why there may be times when a pregnant woman might use this drug.
  • Perjeta Chemotherapy Information
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Perjeta to treat certain types of breast cancer in adults. This eMedTV Web page contains some basic information on Perjeta, including dosing guidelines and how it compares to chemotherapy. It also links to more details.
  • Perjeta Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV Web selection, Perjeta is given intravenously every three weeks to help treat certain types of breast cancer. This resource examines the standard dosing guidelines for Perjeta and covers what to expect during treatment.
  • Perjeta Drug Interactions
    Valstar, Doxil, and Ellence are some of the drugs that can cause interactions with Perjeta. This eMedTV article lists other products that may interfere with Perjeta and covers how to reduce your risk of heart problems with these drugs.
  • Perjeta Side Effects
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, some people who receive Perjeta will develop side effects, such as fatigue, nausea, or hair loss. This page describes the results of extensive clinical studies on using Perjeta in combination with other cancer drugs.
  • Perjeta Uses
    Adults who have breast cancer may receive treatment with Perjeta. This eMedTV Web page contains an explanation of how this biologic therapy works and provides some possible off-label reasons a person may use Perjeta.
  • Perjeta Warnings and Precautions
    Perjeta may increase your risk for heart failure or other heart problems. This part of the eMedTV Web library describes other warnings and precautions for Perjeta, with details on what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Cyclophosphamide
    Cyclophosphamide can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer in the future in some people. This eMedTV article lists other cyclophosphamide precautions and warnings, and also explains who should avoid taking the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Goserelin Acetate Implant
    This eMedTV resource explains that if you are using goserelin acetate implants, it can increase your risk for a stroke or heart attack. This article offers an in-depth look at other important warnings and precautions with goserelin acetate implants.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Tamoxifen
    This eMedTV page provides precautions and warnings with tamoxifen to be aware of prior to taking the drug. This includes the risk of potentially serious side effects, people who should avoid it, and what to discuss with your doctor before treatment.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Zoledronic Acid
    Zoledronic acid can cause low blood calcium, phosphate, and magnesium. This page on the eMedTV site offers other precautions and warnings with zoledronic acid, including a list of possible side effects and information on who should not take the drug.
  • Problems With Arimidex
    Fatigue, nausea, and hot flashes are some of the potential problems reported with Arimidex. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes other possible reactions to the drug, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical care.
  • Problems With Femara
    Nausea, fatigue, and chest pain are some of the problems that may occur while taking Femara. This eMedTV selection takes you through some of Femara's side effects and provides a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • Problems With Tamoxifen
    Hot flashes and nausea are some of the potential side effects of tamoxifen. This eMedTV Web selection describes other possible risks associated with tamoxifen, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Problems With Taxol
    Hair loss, anemia, and nausea are some of the problems you may experience while on Taxol. This eMedTV Web resource gives an introduction to the risks associated with using this drug. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Risks With Herceptin
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site describes a few of the Herceptin risks you should be aware of before beginning treatment. This includes potentially serious side effects and situations in which this drug may need to be avoided.
  • Risks With Taxotere
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, most people are able to take Taxotere without any serious problems; however, side effects are always a possibility. This article looks at the risks involved with taking Taxotere.
  • Risks With Xeloda
    Taking Xeloda increases your risk of anemia, hand-and-foot syndrome, and other problems. This part of the eMedTV site lists other safety concerns to be aware of before starting treatment and provides links to more information on this topic.
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    A sentinel lymph node biopsy involves detecting and removing the most likely lymph node cancer may move to. This eMedTV resource describes this procedure in detail and explains how the node is detected and what may happen afterward.
  • Side Effects of Zoledronic Acid
    Common side effects of zoledronic acid (the Zometa brand) may include vomiting, diarrhea, and cough. This eMedTV article also lists side effects seen with the Reclast brand of zoledronic acid and explains which side effects require medical attention.
  • Signs of Breast Cancer
    Lumps near the breast or underarm and changes in breast tissue are common signs of breast cancer. This eMedTV Web page identifies other signs and symptoms, as well as symptoms of a rare form of the disease known as inflammatory breast cancer.
  • Stages of Breast Cancer
    Breast cancer stages include stages 0 through IV and recurrent breast cancer. This eMedTV article defines each of these stages in detail and explains the importance of determining the stage of the disease in order to plan treatment.
  • Symptoms of Breast Cancer
    Possible symptoms of breast cancer include changes in how the breast looks and fluid coming from the nipple. This eMedTV article describes possible symptoms of the disease, including those associated with inflammatory breast cancer.
  • Tamoxafin
    Tamoxifen is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent some forms of breast cancer. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of tamoxifen and lists potential side effects of the drug. Tamoxafin is a common misspelling of tamoxifen.
  • Tamoxifan
    Tamoxifen is licensed to both treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of the prescription drug and offers a link to more detailed information. Tamoxifan is a common misspelling of tamoxifen.
  • Tamoxifen
    Tamoxifen is a drug that can help treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at the medication, including how it works to combat the cancer, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Tamoxifen 10 Mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV page discusses, a doctor may prescribe tamoxifen 10 mg tablets to treat or prevent breast cancer. This page offers some general dosing guidelines, including factors that may affect your dosage amount and tips on taking this drug.
  • Tamoxifen 20 Mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, your healthcare provider may recommend taking tamoxifen 20-mg tablets once daily to treat or prevent breast cancer. This article further discusses dosing guidelines for the drug and links to more detailed information.
  • Tamoxifen Alternatives
    This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a list of various alternatives to tamoxifen, including surgery, radiation therapy, and other medications. This article also explains when a healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to this medicine.
  • Tamoxifen and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article offers a discussion on tamoxifen and breastfeeding, including a look at how the drug may affect a nursing woman and her infant. Things to discuss with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug are also provided.
  • Tamoxifen and Depression
    This page of the eMedTV library takes a look at the link between tamoxifen and depression. It examines the factors that may lead to depression, explains how clinical trials are conducted on cancer medications, and lists depression treatment options.
  • Tamoxifen and Hair Loss
    One clinical study showed a link between tamoxifen and hair loss. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, other studies have not verified this, and other factors may also be contributing to the hair loss, such as cancer treatment and genetics.
  • Tamoxifen and High Cholesterol
    While there may be a link between tamoxifen and high cholesterol, this is not a reason to stop taking it. This eMedTV segment explains what cholesterol is, treatment options that are available, and why it should not cause people to stop treatment.
  • Tamoxifen and Insomnia
    Of the side effects that have been reported with tamoxifen, insomnia is one of the more common. This eMedTV article describes possible symptoms of insomnia and explains what your doctor may do if you experience this side effect while taking tamoxifen.
  • Tamoxifen and Pregnancy
    This segment of the eMedTV archives provides a detailed discussion on tamoxifen and pregnancy. It explains how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy and also describes the results of animal studies on the drug.
  • Tamoxifen and Weight Gain
    Clinical studies show a possible link between weight gain and tamoxifen. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, there are things that you can do to combat this, such as eating heart-healthy foods and decreasing your alcohol intake.
  • Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Medicine
    As a type of breast cancer medicine, tamoxifen works by decreasing the effects of estrogen. This eMedTV Web resource further discusses tamoxifen, including how it works, possible side effects, and what to tell your doctor before taking it.
  • Tamoxifen Citrate Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web article provides some basic drug information on tamoxifen, a medication used for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. This page describes possible side effects and explains why it may not be the best choice for everyone.
  • Tamoxifen Dangers
    You may not be able to use tamoxifen safely if you have had a blood clot or are taking an anticoagulant. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at some potential tamoxifen dangers, such as side effects, drug interactions, and allergic reactions.
  • Tamoxifen Dosing
    The tamoxifen dosing guidelines that healthcare providers follow are affected by certain factors, which this eMedTV article describes. The typical dose when treating breast cancer is provided, as is the dose commonly used to prevent the disease.
  • Tamoxifen Drug Class
    As this eMedTV page explains, tamoxifen belongs to a class of drugs known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). This article gives a brief overview of this drug class, explains how tamoxifen works, and links to more detailed information.
  • Tamoxifen Indications
    Treating and preventing breast cancer are among the many uses (or "indications") of tamoxifen. This eMedTV resource highlights several other uses of this prescription medication, including information on possible off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Tamoxifen Oral
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web library discusses, oral tamoxifen tablets may help treat or prevent breast cancer. This article describes how this prescription medication works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general dosing guidelines.
  • Tamoxifen Overdose
    If a person has overdosed on tamoxifen, symptoms may include dizziness, seizures, and arrhythmia. This eMedTV article lists other symptoms that can occur with a tamoxifen overdose, as well as treatment options that will likely be used.
  • Tamoxifen Pills
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, tamoxifen is a medication prescribed to treat and prevent breast cancer. This page provides more details on tamoxifen pills and liquid, including how this medication works and potential side effects.
  • Tamoxifen Risks
    Tamoxifen may cause potentially serious problems, such as blood clots and strokes. This page from the eMedTV Web site looks at a few of the risks associated with tamoxifen, explaining some of the drug's safety precautions and potential side effects.
  • Tamoxifen Safety
    Potentially serious problems (such as blood clots and strokes) can occur in people taking tamoxifen. This eMedTV page discusses how to ensure your safety with tamoxifen, with information on who may not be able to take the drug and possible side effects.
  • Tamoxifen Side Effects
    If tamoxifen side effects occur, they are usually minor and easily treated. This eMedTV page lists common and rare side effects that have been reported with the drug, as well as potentially serious side effects that may require medical attention.
  • Tamoxifen Strengths
    This eMedTV Web page explains that different forms and strengths of tamoxifen are available, but the one a person is prescribed will be determined by various factors. This article discusses these factors and offers some tips on taking this medicine.
  • Tamoxifen Tablets
    As this page from the eMedTV Web library explains, tamoxifen tablets are available in two strengths and can help treat or prevent breast cancer. This page also discusses the factors that may affect your dosage and covers some general dosing guidelines.
  • Tamoxifene
    Tamoxifen is a prescription drug used for treating and preventing certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV segment discusses these tamoxifen uses in more detail and explains how the drug works. Tamoxifene is a common misspelling of tamoxifen.
  • Tamoxifin
    Tamoxifen, as this eMedTV segment explains, is a drug that is prescribed to treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer. Dosing information and side effects are also briefly explained. Tamoxifin is a common misspelling of tamoxifen.
  • Tamoxifin Side Effects
    While most people have no problems when taking tamoxifen, side effects are possible. This eMedTV resource lists a few of them and includes a link to more information. Tamoxifin side effects is a common misspelling of tamoxifen side effects.
  • Taxal
    Taxol is a type of chemotherapy medication used for treating various types of cancer. This eMedTV discusses Taxol uses in more detail and explains what side effects may occur with this drug. Taxal is a common misspelling of Taxol.
  • Taxatere
    Taxotere is a prescription drug used to treat various types of cancer, such as lung and breast cancer. This eMedTV page explains how the medicine works and describes some factors that may affect your dosage. Taxatere is a common misspelling of Taxotere.
  • Taxatere Side Effects
    Among the Taxotere side effects listed in this eMedTV article are common side effects (like hair loss) and side effects to report to your doctor (like blood in the stool). Taxatere side effects is a common misspelling of Taxotere side effects.
  • Taxil
    Taxol is a prescription drug approved to treat various types of cancer, including breast and lung cancer. This eMedTV article explains how Taxol works and offers general warnings and precautions for this drug. Taxil is a common misspelling of Taxol.
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