Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy

Some breast cancers are formed because of the estrogen in our body and react well to certain hormones and therefore hormone therapy is used as a treatment. These hormones work against estrogen to stop the tumor from growing. This happens in either of two ways—by blocking estrogen or by slowing the body’s production of estrogen. […]

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Aromatase Inhibitors

Aromatase inhibitors are substances that inhibit the production of estrogen in women who have undergone menopause. Aromatase inhibitors block the enzyme aromatase, which converts androgen hormone into small quantities of estrogen in the body. This implies that less amount of estrogen is available in the postmenopausal females to stimulate the growth of hormone positive cells […]

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