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Breast Cancer (malignant breast neoplasm) is cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk duct (...
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Herceptin vs Letrozole for Breast Cancer

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Trastuzumab (International Nonproprietary Name trade name Herceptin) is a monoclonal antibody that interferes with the HER2/neu Receptor (biochemistry).The HER receptors are proteins that are embedded in the cell membrane and communicate molecular...
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Letrozole (International Nonproprietary Name, trade name Femara) is an oral non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of hormonally-responsive breast cancer after surgery.Estrogens are produced by the conversion of androgens through the a...
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Trastuzumab (International Nonproprietary Name trade name Herceptin) is a monoclonal antibody that interferes with the HER2/neu Receptor (biochemistry).The HER receptors are proteins that are embedded in the cell membrane and communicate molecular...
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cushkin I am on Letrozole (other one which is similar to Ta...
" Hi cushkin I am on Letrozole (other one which is similar to Tamoxifen) and I started this after my chemo and before my rads. I too am on Herceptin. I would give your bc nurse a call and... "

evere allergic reactions to Letrozole & Estimestane. Am n...
" ...was hit with the diagnosis of breast cancer - couldn't quite take it in at the time.  Over the last year i have had a lumpectomy and some lymph nodes removed, 4 rounds of chemotherapy resulting in 52... "

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Tamoxifen then switched to Letrozole (Femara). Last visit...
" November 2008 diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer. Hormone receptor positive and HERS 2 positive. Opted for lumpectomy instead of mastectomy. Received chemo, radiation and Herceptin therapy.... "

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Lynne. I take letrozole - another type of aromatase...
" ...your husband, Lynne. I take letrozole - another type of aromatase inhibitor (of which Arimidex is one). I started after chemo and radiation and during Herceptin. I was also on it for 5 years with... "

r and was put on letrozole tablets for five years However in...
" ...chemotherapy and radiotherapy and herceptin and then I got the all clear and was put on letrozole tablets for five years However in 2013 I was told it had spread to a lung and a rib and that's when ... "

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cancer. Letrozole made it all disappear. Unfortunately...
" ...staph infection about 8 years before that it looked like, so was surprised that it was breast cancer. Letrozole made it all disappear. Unfortunately it didn't do much for the mets that I had no... "

prescribe me daily letrozole and a 3 monthly injection to...
" Home Breast cancer Ok, second attempt at posting this. First one seems to have disappeared into the ether. I have just finished 6 cycles of taxotere and herceptin, most of them with... "

prescribe me daily letrozole and a 3 monthly injection to...
" Home Breast cancer\ Ok, second attempt at posting this. First one seems to have disappeared into the ether.\ \ I have just finished 6 cycles of taxotere and herceptin, most of them with... "

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weeks, and I take Letrozole (aromatase inhibitor) daily. I...
" ...took Tamoxifen for 5 years with my first round of Breast cancer when I was 44. I had some acheness that pretty much went away over time. I developed hot flashes, but my oncologist put me on a low... "

r me. I have been on Letrozole for about 4 weeks now an...
" ...for me. I have been on Letrozole for about 4 weeks ...last year just after my diagnosis of bc. Not sure if abstained ...chemo, radiotherapy and am now on Herceptin along with the Letrozole.... "

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