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What makes someone a good candidate for letrozole treatment?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: BreastCa+menopause

Is is usually used in patients with early breast cancer who have undergone menopause and have received other treatments such as surgery, radiation, or tamoxifen.
It works by decreasing the production of estrogen in the body. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698004.Html.

In brief: BreastCa+menopause

Is is usually used in patients with early breast cancer who have undergone menopause and have received other treatments such as surgery, radiation, or tamoxifen.
It works by decreasing the production of estrogen in the body. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698004.Html.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Post-menopausal

Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor that is very effective in the treatment of hormone-sensitive (estrogen receptor positive) breast cancer, provided that the patient is post-menopausal.
Depending on one's cancer stage, this may be used alone or in combination with traditional (IV) chemotherapy.

In brief: Post-menopausal

Letrozole is an aromatase inhibitor that is very effective in the treatment of hormone-sensitive (estrogen receptor positive) breast cancer, provided that the patient is post-menopausal.
Depending on one's cancer stage, this may be used alone or in combination with traditional (IV) chemotherapy.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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