Possible side effects of doubled dose of Faslodex for metastatic breast cancer?

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Question from metamama: I'm on Faslodex. Do you think there will be any major side effects if doctors are now doubling the dose of Faslodex for metastatic patients?
Answers - Kathy D. Miller, M.D. No. In the randomized trial that compared the lower dose (which was the standard dose that we had typically used, with the higher dose being two times the dose), there was no difference in side effects with one exception. The higher dose is given as two shots instead of one shot, so there were slightly more reports of pain at the site of the injection.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2009 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium featured Kathy Miller, M.D. and Kristin Brill, M.D., F.A.C.S. answering your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening techniques, treatment options, and more.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in December 2009.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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