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Is tamoxifen the same as aromatase inhibitor?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Tamoxifen belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms).
It works by blocking the binding of estrogen to estrogen receptors, thus disabling hormone-sensitive breast cancer cells. Aromatase inhibitors block the conversion of androgens to estrogens, effectively removing estrogen from the body (in postmenopausal women).

In brief: No
Tamoxifen belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms).
It works by blocking the binding of estrogen to estrogen receptors, thus disabling hormone-sensitive breast cancer cells. Aromatase inhibitors block the conversion of androgens to estrogens, effectively removing estrogen from the body (in postmenopausal women).
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Devon Webster
An enzyme in fat cells called "aromatase" creates estrogen in post-menopausal women.
Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Similar
The mechanism of action (the way they work) is different.
They essentially act as anti-estrogens.

In brief: Similar
The mechanism of action (the way they work) is different.
They essentially act as anti-estrogens.
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Dr. Eric Brown
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