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My oncologist mentioned a clinical study using Metformin. Is anybody doing or taking this medicine? I'm not sure if I should participate or not? Any info would be helpful :)

Lisa M Profile
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anonymous

Survivor since 2011 over 7 years
 
  • K G Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    Hey! There is an article in the Huffington post about metformin and cancer. Search "metformin and cancer" and it will pop up for you. Sounds like a great thing to be involved in.
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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    Metformin is for diabetes, why would u take that?
    over 7 years Flag
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
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      乳癌幸存者从 2007

      True BUT there are now studies taking place that show this drugs benefit for breast anc colon cancer. Here is an article as there are lots of additional sites if you do a search for Metformin &...

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      True BUT there are now studies taking place that show this drugs benefit for breast anc colon cancer. Here is an article as there are lots of additional sites if you do a search for Metformin & cancer.
      http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/9/33
      Sharon

      over 7 years Flag
  • Karrie Cameron Profile
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    病人
    I am also participating. I start the bloodwork, etc. on Monday. There is no risk to me, so if I can help out another "sister" then I will do it!!! Good luck to you!!
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Hi Lisa, I just heard about a site where you can ask cancer related questions to physicians. This might be just the place to give you some information. Here is the site http://cancergrace.org/ Take care, Sharon
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I "googled" Metformin and cancer.... got lots of articles! http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/9/33 Yahoo! Sharon
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Jan Jones Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    to shorten the story, I have diabetes and am taking Glumetza, the brand name of metformin. Last year I was taking the generic metformin. I had 3 months of abdominal pain ,nausea, and diarrhea. Which I found out was from the generic. I have had no problems with the brand Glumetza..Just a heads up on ths possible side effects. It's great that this may be another treatment for cancer.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
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    了解乳腺癌
    I'm taking part of that trial. If I can be of help to future people with bc I want to. It has no benefit to us but may be part of treatment later for bc.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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