Does Zoladex stop cancer?

How long can you stay on Zoladex?

Drug forms and administration

One Zoladex implant will last for 28 days. After that, your doctor may want you to have another implant inserted to continue treatment.

Is Zoladex a form of chemotherapy?

Zoladex During Chemotherapy Can Help Preserve Fertility in Women Diagnosed With Early-Stage, Hormone-Receptor-Negative Disease.

How effective is Zoladex?

The results: Tamoxifen and Zoladex worked about the same to lower the risk of breast cancer coming and improve survival. Compared to women who didn’t get either medicine, the risk of breast cancer coming back was 33% lower for women who got 2 years of Zoladex and 29% lower for women who got 2 years of tamoxifen.

Is Zoladex cancer treatment?

Goserelin is also known as Zoladex®. It is used to treat breast cancer.

What happens when I stop taking Zoladex?

When you stop having the drug, your ovaries will usually start to produce oestrogen again. Most women will start their periods within three months to a year after finishing treatment. However, if you’re approaching the age of natural menopause when your treatment finishes, your ovaries may not start working again.

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Is there an alternative to Zoladex?

Treatment alternatives

goserelin (Zoladex 3.6 mg implant and Zoladex LA 10.8 mg) leuprorelin (Prostap 3 DCS and Prostap SR DCS) triptorelin (Decapeptyl SR 3 mg, Decapeptyl SR 11.25 mg, Decapeptyl SR 22.5 mg).

What does Zoladex do to the body?

It works by decreasing testosterone hormones in men and estrogen hormones in women. This effect helps to slow or stop the growth of certain cancer cells and uterine tissue that need these hormones to grow and spread.

Can you drink alcohol with Zoladex?

What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Zoladex (Goserelin (Implant))? Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase your risk of bone loss while you are being treated with goserelin. Avoid smoking, which can increase your risk of bone loss, stroke, or heart problems.

How will I feel after Zoladex injection?

Hot flushes and sweating. Occasionally these side effects may continue for some time (possibly months) after stopping Zoladex. A reduced sex drive. Pain, bruising, bleeding, redness or swelling where Zoladex is injected.

When do periods return after Zoladex?

Reversibility. The effects of Zoladex are reversible. If you decide for some reason that you wish to stop the Zoladex, for example, because of intolerable menopausal symptoms, then your periods will generally return within three months of ceasing the depot injections.

Can Zoladex make you tired?

Extreme fatigue (unable to carry on self-care activities) Swelling of the feet or ankles. Sudden weight gain. Swelling, redness and/or pain in one leg or arm and not the other.

Can you still ovulate on Zoladex?

GnRH agonists are hormones that block GnRH, a hormone made in the brain that tells the ovaries to get ready for ovulation. Ovulation happens when a mature egg is released from the ovary, ready to be fertilized. When GnRH is blocked, no ovulation occurs. So Zoladex causes the ovaries to temporarily shut down.

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