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.
Hundreds of thousands of breast cancer survivors take an aromatase inhibitor (AI) – Arimidex, Femara, or Aromasin – as part of a long-term effort to reduce the risk their cancer will come back. But these drugs are still so new, long-term data that would determine the optimal duration of treatment just isn’t available. Should you take your AI…