How Do Tamoxifen and Femara Fight Breast Cancer?

"Many cancers are stimulated by estrogen, so we've developed medications to block it" (1:12)
Hormone therapy, explains breast surgeon Amber Guth, stops estrogen from binding to cancer cells.

Amber Guth, MD, a breast cancer surgeon at NYU Medical Center, lays out the basics of hormone treatment. Patients take a long-used antihormone drug known as tamoxifen and/or a medicine in a newer class called aromatase inhibitors.

Stay fit, feel younger, and get special offers and insider health news—from beauty to breast cancer—just for women.

More Ways to Connect with Health