Breast Cancer Topic Guide

Breast Cancer Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women. Symptoms and signs of breast cancer include breast lumps, nipple discharge or inversion, or changes in the breast's skin. Treatment typically involves some type of surgery and depends upon the staging of the cancer, the tumor type, and the person's health.

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Breast Cancer Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


fulvestrant Fulvestrant

Fulvestrant is used in postmenopausal women with hormone-related breast cancer that is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic)....learn more »

exemestane Exemestane

Exemestane is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

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trastuzumab Trastuzumab

Trastuzumab is used to treat certain types of breast cancer or stomach cancer, sometimes in combination with other cancer medicines...learn more »

raloxifene (oral) Raloxifene (oral)

Raloxifene is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

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toremifene Toremifene

Toremifene is used in postmenopausal women to treat metastatic breast cancer (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body). Your doctor may test your ...learn more »

anastrozole Anastrozole

Anastrozole lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the bod...learn more »

megestrol Megestrol

Megestrol is used to treat loss of appetite and wasting syndrome in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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tamoxifen Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen blocks the actions of estrogen, a female hormone. Certain types of breast cancer require estrogen to grow...learn more »