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A 44-year-old member asked:

Who takes arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
PostMenopausal ER(+): Aramidex belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. These block the production of estrogen in women after menopause and are very effective chemotherapeutic meds for estrogen (+) women w/breast cancer. They may also be used for chemoprevention: high risk women may lower their risk of developing breast ca when this medication is taken for 5 years.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Post menopausal ER+: Women who are post-menopausal and have estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can be done for breast cancer besides arimidex (anastrozole)?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Chemo surgery radiat: Arimidex (anastrozole) is just one of the ways that we treat breast cancer. Surgery is the mainstay for most breast cancer patients - often followed by radiation therapy. We call these local therapies because they treat the breast and surrounding areas. Chemotherapy and endocrine therapy treat the whole body. Arimidex (anastrozole) is one form of endocrine therapy - essentially designed to starve the tumor of estrogen.
A 50-year-old member asked:

How effective is anastrozole (Arimidex) for treating breast cancer?

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Dr. Jekwon Yeh
Radiation Oncology 13 years experience
Good: it is a very good drug in preventing breast cancer relapse in patients who have had their breast tumors removed. prevents estrogen stimulation in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.
A 42-year-old member asked:

My sister has breast cancer and is on arimidex (anastrozole). Is that all she will need?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Breast cancer: I presume your sister has seen a reputable breast cancer specialist and undergone all routine work-up necessary to arrive at her diagnosis like ultasound/mri, biopsy, brca typing, etc. Reports from a monumental 5-year study of women with breast cancer has provided alternate recommendations. Granted all the above were done, your sister should do well on arimidex (anastrozole).

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