Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Study, being the largest to look at this issue, found that using some antidepressants can prevent the cancer drug tamoxifen for working properly.
The study states Breast Cancer survivors risk having their disease come back if they use certain antidepressants while also taking the cancer prevention drug tamoxifen. Tomaxifen cuts in half the chances of a breast cancer recurrence. Because hormone pills are not considered safe after breast cancer, many women also take antidepressants for hot flashes caused by tomaxifen. The new study found that using these interfering drugs - including Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft - can virtually wipe out the benefit tamoxifen provides.
Many doctors question the magnitude of harm from combining these medicines. A smaller study did not show this problem.
The Bottom Line is the same: Not all antidepressants pose this problem and women should talk to their doctors about which ones are best for them.
you can read another article on the report: Some Antidepressants May Thwart Tamoxifen's Effect on Breast Cancer here
Take care and stay healthy, Leigh
Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Friday, May 8, 2009
Well, we have our local "Relay for Life" for the American Cancer Society here starting tonight. It will run through the evening and finish up tomorrow. I am hoping the weather will be OK even though they are predicting rain and storms. We have had so much rain I wish it would stop and let the ground dry up a little bit. As they are having the Relay for Life on a large Soccer field, I hope it is not too soaked. I will be walking for as long as I can.
The Relay for Life is a major fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. They do so much good work from providing transportation for cancer patients, housing when patients and families must go out of town for consultation or treatment. ACS provides funds for research for many different types of cancers. ACS has helped many people in our communities across this great land.
If you have a Relay for Life coming up in your area I hope you will participate and have a good time while helping so many others.
Good luck to all the participants and our Thanks go out to all the volunteers and organizations that have helped this year and all years past. Good health to all and god bless.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Good health to you all, Leigh