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Fluoxymesterone (By mouth)

Treats a lack of natural testosterone in males and breast cancer in women.

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Brand names include
Androxy
Drug classes About this
Endocrine-Metabolic Agent, Hematopoietic

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Evidence reviews

Screening for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review to Update the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation [Internet]

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended biennial screening mammography for women age 50 to 74 years, and based decisions for earlier screening on individual patient context and values. Evidence was insufficient to recommend screening beyond age 75.

Effects of megestrol acetate in patients with cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This review assessed the effect of megestrol acetate in patients with cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (ACS) and concluded that compared to placebo, megestrol acetate reduced the symptoms of ACS, but did not affect survival and may not affect quality of life. The authors' conclusions appear over-optimistic given the limited evidence available and should be interpreted with caution.

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