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Does anastrozole tablets for breast cancer also treat bone cancer in women with metastases?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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We define cancers by their organ of origin.
Therefore, by strict definition, bone cancer originates from bone cells; Anastrozole won't help these rare cancers. More commonly, cancers can spread to bones--we call this bone metastasis. Breast cancer can spread to bones; anastrazole can prevent the spread of certain breast cancers. Hope this helps.

In brief: Sort Of

We define cancers by their organ of origin.
Therefore, by strict definition, bone cancer originates from bone cells; Anastrozole won't help these rare cancers. More commonly, cancers can spread to bones--we call this bone metastasis. Breast cancer can spread to bones; anastrazole can prevent the spread of certain breast cancers. Hope this helps.
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