When I googled it , I found out that it is classified as a chemo drug. It is used to treat breast cancer and to prevent new breast cancer. It is also used in metastatic breast cancer to stop cancer growth
YES, all the hormone blockers are in a class of chemo that block the hormone making cells. Same as herceptin. Most don't refer to it as chemo cuz it blocks the cells from duplicating. But it too is in a class of chemo drugs. Prayers to you.
Have asked my Oncologist this same question and the answer is Yes. It took some real pushing on my part to get a straight answer out of him, but it is a form of chemotherapy. It is a hormone blocker that also acts as a form of chemo. I only questioned this medication after taking it and having similar side effects as injectable chemo.
Was taken off of the medication for awhile while fixing a thyroid problem, now back on it three weeks out and feel awful. Am looking for relief
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