Types of Anti-Estrogen Therapy

Author: Breast Cancer Answers®

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\ \ The Tamoxifen therapy is typically used in pre-menopausal women and the aromatase inhibitors, in which there are different kinds, are typically used in post-menopausal women. The idea is to give the therapy for five years and to turn off estrogen receptor positive cancer cells that may be elsewhere in the body, and also if the breast is remaining because of a lumpectomy, decrease the chance that the cancer can recur in the treatment breast, and also potentially have a prophylactic effect on the non-treatment breast. \ \ Hi, I am Dr.

Jay Harness and I want to share with you important information that I believe that every newly diagnosed patient with breast cancer needs to know. \ \ I am a breast cancer survivor. \ \ I am a breast cancer survivor. \ \ I am a breast cancer survivor and I want every woman to know about personal life, breast cancer treatment and the genomic test \'96 a test that helps guide a woman and her doctor to the best treatment options for her. \ \ Pass it on! }.

Types of Anti-Estrogen Therapy

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Types of Anti-Estrogen Therapy

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