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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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Tamoxifen 39,388 Herceptin 20,212 Arimidex 12,563
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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... "

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weeks, and I take Letrozole (aromatase inhibitor) daily. I...
" ...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 dose of Effexor, and that did away with them. I didn't hav... "

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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