Benefits of Arimidex after 5 years?

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Question from LucyP: I have been on Arimidex for 5 years after my diagnosis of breast cancer. How long do I need to keep taking it? Are there any studies that show it is beneficial to take it longer than 5 years? Thank you.
Answers - Eric Winer, M.D. There are no studies that show taking Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole) for more than 5 years improves a patient's prognosis. I advise my patients to stop Arimidex after 5 years.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium featured Eric Winer, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening, and treatment in early and metastatic breast cancer.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in December 2010.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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