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Breast Cancer

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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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Common Breast Cancer treatments discussed around the web
Tamoxifen 38,483 Herceptin 19,838 Arimidex 12,256
788,129 conversations around the web about Breast Cancer to help you make a decision
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Herceptin
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Letrozole
Other name: Femara (Femara)
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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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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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cushkin I am on Letrozole (other one which is similar to...
" 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 ask... "

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Tamoxifen then switched to Letrozole (Femara). Last visit...
" ...Hormone receptor positive and HERS 2 positive. Opted for lumpectomy instead of mastectomy. Received chemo, radiation and Herceptin therapy. First 2.5 years was taking Tamoxifen then... "

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Lynne. I take letrozole - another type of aromatase...
" ...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 my first bc. Minima... "

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cancer. Letrozole made it all disappear. Unfortunately...
" ...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 symptoms for, so am now on maintenance dosage of... "

to prescribe me daily letrozole and a 3 monthly injection...
" ...this. First one seems to have disappeared into the ether. I have just finished 6 cycles of taxotere and herceptin, most of them with carboplatin. I am continuing ...prescribe me daily letroz... "

to prescribe me daily letrozole and a 3 monthly injection...
" ...this. First one seems to have disappeared into the ether.\ \ I have just finished 6 cycles of taxotere and herceptin, most of them with carboplatin. I am continuing ...prescribe me daily letr... "

for me. I have been on Letrozole for about 4 weeks now...
" ...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.... "

taken off tamoxifen and put on letrozole. Sep 2014, 2 small...
" ...and bone mets-given tamoxifen, denosumab, zoladex, no surgery. June 2014-local recurrence on sternum which was removed, , given herceptin as now Her2 positive, taken off tamoxifen and put on... "

of letrozole which has not been without side effects but I...
" ...years ago. I was dx with her 2 bc and had chemo, rads and a year of herceptin. I am coming towards the end of 5 years of letrozole which has not been without side effects but I am determined... "

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as small met on my liver and some flare up in the bones....
" Faslodex - is it a good ...My Onc has changed my therapy to faslodex as he thinks the letrozole is no longer working as small met on my liver and some flare up in the bones. I am still on hercepti... "

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