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Is arimidex (anastrozole) when given as prevention of recurrence of breast cancer only used with estrogen receptive cancer?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes*
Arimidex (anastrozole) belongs to a category of drugs called aromatase inhibitors.
These are effective chemotherapeutic agents for people with either estrogen-sensitive or *progesterone-sensitive breast cancers. This is only effective after menopause; premenopausal women may use tamoxifen for a similar response rate.

In brief: Yes*
Arimidex (anastrozole) belongs to a category of drugs called aromatase inhibitors.
These are effective chemotherapeutic agents for people with either estrogen-sensitive or *progesterone-sensitive breast cancers. This is only effective after menopause; premenopausal women may use tamoxifen for a similar response rate.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
This question is nicely answered by a free article from jco: http://jco.
Ascopubs.Org/content/23/8/1636.Full neither Arimidex (anastrozole) nor tamoxifen seem to have much effect on receptor-negative breast cancer.

In brief: Yes
This question is nicely answered by a free article from jco: http://jco.
Ascopubs.Org/content/23/8/1636.Full neither Arimidex (anastrozole) nor tamoxifen seem to have much effect on receptor-negative breast cancer.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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