Benefits of Nolvadex Tamoxifen

The SERM drug nolvadex tamoxifen is so far the oldest yet the most prescribed medication by doctor for breast cancer treatment. The US Food and Drugs authority has approved nolvadex tamoxifen for treating hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Not only does it serve as a treatment for early stage to advanced stage breast cancer but nolvadex tamoxifen is also recommended for women who are at higher risk of developing cancer. Either ways you can benefits a lot from using nolvadex tamoxifen unlike the other similar drugs like aromatase inhibitors.

In the past, women with breast cancer are being treated with aromatase inhibitor drugs to suppress the production of estrogen, an active female hormone that promotes the development of breast tumors. However the disadvantage with this drug is that it can completely supress estrogen production. The other parts of the body also need estrogen for normal functioning, but its absence could lead to other complications. This is why nolvadex tamoxifen has been designed to compensate on this negative effects of aromatase inhibitors. Instead of supressing estrogen production, nolvadex tamoxifen competes with eestrogen from binding into the active receptor sites of the tumor. This natural capabilities of nolvadex tamoxifen have helped millions of women around the globe in fighting breast cancer.

The drug nolvadex tamoxifen is not only for men and women who have been fighting early stage breast cancer but also to give hope for those who are having it in the later stages. Most doctors prefer nolvadex tamoxifen for treatment in combination with radiation or chemotherapy. So far, it has been proven that women who take nolvadex tamoxifen together with their therapies have longer chances of survival than those who did not use the medication. However, since nolvadex tamoxifen is intended only for tumors that are hormone receptor positive, nolvadex tamoxifen is therefore not effective for hormone receptor negative breast cancers.

As what we might all know the most common cause of breast cancer is hereditary. If a woman happens to have family histories of this medical problem then her chances of acquiring the breast cancer is higher as compared those who are at average risk. Even if she was not yet diagnosed with cancer she will be advised by the doctor to take nolvadex tamoxifen as an effective prevention of the disease. It has been proven that high risk women who are taking nolvadex tamoxifen have lessened the risk as compared to those who never took the drug.

Aside from being an effective prevention and treatment drug, nolvadex tamoxifen has also been proven to have other health benefits. Since nolvadex tamoxifen is a type of SERM, it can selectively activate or block the action of estrogen on particular cells. So while nolvadex tamoxifen is able to block estrogens actions towards cancer cells, it is able to activate estrogen on the bones and liver cells. That is why when you take nolvadex tamoxifen the drug can help you prevent bone loss once you are in the menopausal stage and lower down bad cholesterol levels.

 

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