Tag: Hormone Therapy

Duloxetine may be able to help with hormone-therapy associated joint pains in breast cancer patients

Aromatase inhibitors (hormone therapy) are used commonly in estrogen or progesterone-depending breast cancer to help prevent recurrence.  They are very effective medicines and often help us avoid chemotherapy. Unfortunately they do have some significant side effects, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, osteoporosis and joint pains.   About half of patients develop some joint pain and stiffness, and… Read more »

Adding abiraterone to standard hormone therapy improves survival in advanced prostate cancer

Previously, treatment for new metastatic prostate cancer had been to treat with hormone therapy (androgen deprivation therapy to deplete testosterone levels) with possibly adding chemotherapy for higher risk patients. A recent study called the LATITUDE study showed that patients who received androgen deprivation therapy along with a drug called abitaterone acetate (a pill that further… Read more »