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What is femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Femara (letrozole): Is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor used to treat hormonally responsive breast cancer after surgery. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens to Estrogens which then cause cells to divide. By inhibiting this enzyme, less estrogen is formed, hence less cell replication.

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What is femara(letrozole) used for?

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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Ovulation : In the world of fertility, it is used to induce i ovulation, very similar to clomid (clomiphene). It is, however, also used in breast cancer patients.

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