Discussions that mention aromasin

Cancer: Breast board


Hi Laura-

I am hormone receptor positive and am taking Femara (similar to Armidex).
From what I know the docs gear our treatment based on hormone status and also whether we tested + or- for the her2 gene.

I don't think hormone status of each person is necessarily good or bad, but just different.I've read that hormone negative ladies respond well to chemo. Hormone positive women may or maynot have chemo depending on several things re their tumor and they usually recommend, as you say, anti-hormone thereapy, as either tamox (premenopausal) or armidex, femara or aromasin ( aromatase inhibitors for post menopausal or those that cannot take tamox).

I have 3 more yrs to go on Femara and then am finished.
Leea