How does Arimidex affect sexuality?

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Question from Becca: How does Arimidex affect sexuality?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. Arimidex is an aromatase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of estrogen produced in your body after menopause. It is used in women after menopause who have hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. There is a huge study going on right now that is looking at how Arimidex treats breast cancer and also how Arimidex affects quality of life. These important data will be available in about a year. Right now we don't have a good answer to your excellent question. If your doctor prescribed Arimidex for you and if you take it, keep tabs on how it's affecting you from all points of view.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Intimacy, Sex and Your Love Life featured Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D., Debra Thaler-DeMers, R.N., O.C.N., P.H.N., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how to improve your sex life during and after breast cancer treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2002.

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