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Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: Gynecomastia Medication

 Texasky - Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:21 pm

My doctor doesn't think my pubery-induced gyno warrants treatment, but seeing as how my uncle has developed a severe case of male breasts over the years (and is skinny everywhere else, like me) and it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'd like to try to reduce my risk of both cancer and needing a bra. Mine's not severe yet, but it's worse than Simon Cowell's and others have commented on it. How can I get a prescription for something like toremifene (Fareston) or Nolvadex? I'd like to try medication before going under the knife.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:26 am

User avatar Hi,
Toremifene (Fareston) has not (to the best of my knowledge) been clinically tested in most causes of gynecomastia.
Some research work(clinical trials) is in progress for testing its usefulness in gynecomastias resulting as side effects of certain therapies for prostatic cancer.
Nolvadex also has not been validated for management of gynecomastia.Best wishes!

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