Hormone Therapy blocks estrogen that fosters cancer cell growth. Some 70% of female patients have a form of cancer that spreads with estrogen and progesterone. Tamoxfin, Femara, Evista, Armidex are common hormone drugs for breast cancer patients.
Q. I've been on tamoxifen for a couple of years, and now my doctor is switching me to an aromatase inhibitor. I understand how tamoxifen works, but this AI is a whole new thing... how does it work? A. Aromatase inhibitors (pronounced aroma-tase: just like it looks) come in three basic flavors: Femara® (letrozole), Arimidex® (anastrozole),…