Aromatase inhibitors for prevention?

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Question from Jean: Do you recommend aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer prevention in high-risk patients with no previous cancer?
Answers - Sandra F. Schnall, M.D. To date there has been no definitive trial to support that class of medications for chemoprevention for breast cancer. There have been studies that show the chemoprevention with tamoxifen and with raloxifene.
Marisa Weiss, M.D. See the question answered above for other ideas on risk reduction with hormone therapies.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Hormonal Therapy Updates featured Sandra Schnall, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about hormonal therapies and answered questions about which ones work best in different situations, how they might fit into your treatment sequence, how to deal with side effects, and more.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in April 2004.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. 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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