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Which hormone drugs treat breast cancer?

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There are other hormone therapy drugs used to treat breast cancer, too. Most, such as fulvestrant (Faslodex) and toremifene (Fareston), are used to treat metastatic breast cancer. Toremifene, like tamoxifen, blocks certain effects of estrogen and is used as a treatment for advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Fulvestrant blocks estrogen receptors temporarily.

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National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Medscape. 

Pfizer Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Medscape. 

Pfizer Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2019

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