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What are the side effects of aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer?

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Side effects of aromatase inhibitors include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Hot flashes
  • Headache
  • Bone pain
  • Severe fatigue
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling and water retention
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Increased bone loss

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American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

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American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

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