Anti-Hormonal Therapy

Why You Need Antihormonal Therapy in Breast Cancer Treatment

Why You Need Antihormonal Therapy in Breast Cancer Treatment

Why is Antihormonal Therapy Needed in Breast Cancer Treatment? Most breast cancer patients have to take pills that have an antihormonal effect on the body, this is known as antihormonal therapy. Patients often ask us what the concept behind antihormonal therapy is and why it is needed for breast cancer […]

What are the Treatment Options for Patients Diagnosed with DCIS?

What are the Treatment Options for Patients Diagnosed with DCIS?

I’ve recently been diagnosed with DCIS; what are my treatment options? Once you’ve been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, your doctor will discuss potential treatment options with you. Often, these include lumpectomy or conservative breast surgery, says Dr. Rick Baehner, Director of Pathology at Genomic Health. Following […]

Will Removing My Ovaries Reduce My Breast Cancer Risk?

Will Removing My Ovaries Reduce My Breast Cancer Risk?

Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Mike Janicek explains how removing the ovaries can reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, and by how much. Women often times avoid removing the ovaries because they don’t want to deal with early menopause. Dr. Janicek explains how this can be avoided. Watch this video […]

What Is Adjuvant Therapy?

What Is Adjuvant Therapy?

Adjuvant therapy is treatment that done in addition to surgery. Chemotherapy and anti-hormonal therapy are examples of adjuvant therapy. Dr. Harness explains more about adjuvant therapy in the video below. Jay K. Harness, MD: What is adjuvant therapy? The word adjuvant or “adjunctive to” means therapy that is in addition […]

Switching From Aromatase Inhibitors To Tamoxifen

Switching From Aromatase Inhibitors To Tamoxifen

Learn from Dr. Margileth about the appropriate time to switch from aromatase inhibitors to tamoxifen based on toxicity. David A. Margileth, M.D.:┬áThere was a trial called the ATAC trial that was reported in 2005 whose findings were that in postmenopausal women in the adjuvant therapy of breast cancer five years […]

Benefits of Aromatase Inhibitors After 5 Years of Tamoxifen

Benefits of Aromatase Inhibitors After 5 Years of Tamoxifen

Learn about the latest breast cancer research on the benefits of using aromatase inhibitors after completing 5 years of tamoxifen therapy. David A. Margileth, M.D.:┬áThere was a trial mainly conducted in Canada called the MA.17 trial where they took postmenopausal patients who had completed five years of tamoxifen and randomized […]