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Breast Cancer: Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy may help curb the growth, spread, or recurrence of some types of breast cancer. Read a short overview of hormone therapy for breast cancer.

Hormone Treatments for Breast Cancer: Basic Facts

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Early Stage Breast Cancer (Stage I and II)

Surgery is recommended as the primary treatment of breast cancer in pregnant women. Since radiation in therapeutic doses may expose the fetus to potentially harmful scatter radiation,[1] modified radical mastectomy is the treatment of choice. Conservative surgery with postpartum radiation therapy has been used for breast preservation.[2] An analysis has been performed that helps to predict the risk of waiting to have radiation.[3,4] If adjuvant chemotherapy is necessary, it should not be given during...

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Get a detailed description of hormonal therapies for breast cancer.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer: In-Depth Information

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Aromatase inhibitors lower estrogen levels in patients with estrogen-sensitive breast cancer. This article explains who benefits from them, how the drugs work, and what side effects they may have.

Aromatase Inhibitors

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Reviewed by Angela Jain on August 01, 2014
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