Frequently Asked Questions
Should I take a drug to help reduce my breast cancer risk?
Other medicines called aromatase inhibitors (such as anastrozole and exemestane) might also be options. Should I take a drug to help reduce my breast cancer risk? The first step in deciding if you should take a drug to help lower your chances of getting breast cancer is to have a health care provider assess your breast cancer risk.
How to reduce the risk of breast cancer after surgery?
Such treatment also reduces the already low risks of contralateral and second primary breast cancers. Drugs that are used as adjuvant therapy to reduce the risk of breast cancer after breast cancer surgery include tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors, traditional chemotherapy agents, and trastuzumab.
What are the best treatments for breast cancer chemoprevention?
These drugs are also an option for breast cancer chemoprevention. Aromatase inhibitors are a class of medicines that reduce the amount of estrogen in your body, depriving breast cancer cells of the fuel they need to grow and thrive.