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I have Stage 4 breast cancer. Would Raloxifene be helpful for me?

By June 11, 2008 - 10:20am
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I read lots in the media about prevention, which is great, but very little about what might help those of us who are already living with cancer. I am (so far) a 7-year survivor, and want to live many more years. I'd like to know if some of these preventive treatments would also be helpful for women like me, and what the new treatments are for us as well.

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I have read loads of scientific material on the role of hormones on breast cancer. Especially progesterone is important by balancing estrogen, and stimulating a gene p53 prohibiting cancer. See among others this site:


and here:


No harm. Only benefits.


October 8, 2008 - 1:54pm
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Thank you!

June 18, 2008 - 2:10pm

Hi there, Thanks for posting. To connect with the medical oncologist at Johns Hopkins who is trying out the vaccine, visit www.hopkinsbreastcenter.org or call 443-287-BRST (443-287-2778)

June 18, 2008 - 10:50am
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Lillie Shockney, RN., BS., MAS, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer Administrative Director of Breast Center with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine had this to say ...

Actually Raloxifene hasn't proven helpful for stage 4.... Perhaps not powerful enough of a hormonal therapy? If your disease is stable you may be a candidate for the new vaccine. Let me know if you want to connect with our medical oncolgist here doing it.


June 11, 2008 - 12:47pm
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Anonymous (reply to Michelle King Robson)

I would be very interested in knowing more about the vaccine. Please give me the information I need to connect with your medical oncologist who is using it.

Thank you!

June 18, 2008 - 10:46am

I love your spirit and your willingness to take control of your health. We have tapped two of the top Breast Cancer experts in the country to help answer your specific question. We hope to get an answer to you in the next day or so.

June 11, 2008 - 10:44am
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Anonymous (reply to Tina Tran)

Thank you, Tina T. I will look forward to those responses.

June 18, 2008 - 10:44am
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