WHAT IS THE RIGHT BREAST CANCER TREATMENT FOR YOU?

Hormone therapy. About two-thirds of women with breast cancer have tumors that are fed by estrogen. Doctors have successfully treated these tumors for years with the antiestrogen medicine tamoxifen.

But another type of medicine, called an aromatase inhibitor (AI), is also available for postmenopausal women with estrogen-sensitive tumors. Treatment with an AI reduces the risk of cancer returning more than using tamoxifen alone, research shows.

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