Womens Health


Whether to take tamoxifen and undergo chemotherapy is among the decisions made by women with breast cancer. The benefits of these treatments outweigh the risks – in particular, the possibility of a stroke? This study compared the use of tamoxifen and chemotherapy in 179 women who had a stroke after they were diagnosed with breast cancer and in 353 survivors of breast cancer of the same age who did not have a stroke.


The most frequently reported adverse effects for exemestane are gastrointestinal disturbances, hot flushes, arthralgia, myalgia, sweating, fatigue, and dizziness. Other reported effects include headache, insomnia, somnolence, depression, skin rashes, alopecia, asthenia, and peripheral and leg oedema.


Duphaston is a brand name for the medication dydrogesterone, a synthetic hormone in the progestin class. Duphaston is primarily used in the treatment of various gynecological conditions. It is prescribed to support pregnancy and prevent miscarriage in women with recurrent miscarriages or specific hormonal imbalances.


The first drug to be approved for treating FAP is Celebrex (celecoxib), manufactured by Searle and Pfizer. Celebrex has been available for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and is now indicated to treat FAP.