As Hormonal Therapy Becomes a More Crucial Part of Breast Cancer Treatment, Breastcancer.org Continues to Provide Answers, Information and Encouragement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2006
Narberth, PA – Breastcancer.org (www.breastcancer.org), the leading online resource for responsible, accurate medical information about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, announces the launch of its expanded Hormonal Therapy section. The new content provides visitors with the most up-to-date information about hormonal therapy, the next generation of breast cancer treatment.
"Hormonal therapy is like an 'insurance policy' for women after they've gone through breast cancer treatment," says Dr. Marisa Weiss, president and founder of Breastcancer.org. Hormonal therapy—or "anti-estrogen" therapy—works by blocking the hormone estrogen, preventing it from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells. In hormone-receptor-positive forms of breast cancer, hormonal therapy can lower the chance cancer will return and prevent new cancer from developing.
Recent worldwide clinical trials have shown aromatase inhibitors are more effective in treating hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in post-menopausal women, replacing tamoxifen as the preferred course of treatment and shifting conventional practices in hormonal therapy.
As clinical research provides new insight into treating breast cancer, and the myriad of breast cancer treatment options continues to expand, women must seek out information to make the best choices for their health. Breastcancer.org provides women with up-to-date, reliable breast cancer information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The expanded Hormonal Therapy section includes information on:
- Aromatase inhibitors
- Tamoxifen and other SERMs (Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulators)
- ERDs (Estrogen-Receptor Downregulators)
- Comparing hormonal therapy side effects
Breastcancer.org is the premier internet source for responsible, accurate medical information and visual images about breast cancer, and assists media in identifying breast cancer patients and survivors who want to share their story with the media. The site helps women at every step along the way, including explaining medical terms, detailing treatment options, guiding possible questions for the next doctor's visit, providing suggestions for strengthening critical doctor-patient relationships, and describing more about new scientific discoveries. Each month, more than 500,000 people visit Breastcancer.org to access over 2000 pages of original, peer-reviewed medical content and illustrations on every aspect of breast cancer.