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What is the drug femara (letrozole) usually prescribed for?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
ER+ Breast CA: Femara (letrozole) is a member of a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors which are very effective in the treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone-sensitive (estrogen receptor +) breast cancer. This may be used alone or in combination with traditional chemotherapy, depending on the cancer stage and the patient's health status.

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