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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

Medications:

fulvestrant Fulvestrant

Fulvestrant is used to treat advanced hormone-related breast cancer in women. Fulvestrant is sometimes used if your cancer tests negative for a protein cal...learn more »

exemestane Exemestane

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

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 affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, and reduces loss of bone tissue...learn more »

toremifene Toremifene

Toremifene blocks estrogen from reaching cancer cells. Certain types of breast cancer require estrogen to grow...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 a man-made chemical similar to the female hormone progesterone...learn more »

tamoxifen Tamoxifen

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