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Jac13
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Re: Letrozole

Thank you Kitkat 23,  nicely explained. very confusing time, my mom is 87, and were now waiting to see if she can have a operation as she has unstable angina.  

Kitkat23
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Re: Letrozole

Hi Jac

Letrozole is one of the hormone therapy drugs..... it’s a non steroidal aromatase inhibitor...which means it works by lowering oestrogen production in the body, whereas chemo is a treatment to kill cancer cells.  If your Mum has been prescribed Letrozole I would imagine her cancer is receptive to oestrogen ( ER+) .  Most people take letrozole for 5 to 10 years as it helps to reduce the risk of a recurrence of the cancer.

Your Mum May or May not also have chemo.... maybe she could talk it through with her breast care nurse or oncologist.  There’s a lot to take in, in the early days.

Wishing your Mum well,

Jac13
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Letrozole

my mom has just started this, confused is this a chemotherapy drug, she has ductal cancer stage 1 grade 2. Sorry if I'm in the wrong area, I'm a newbie.