Letrozole is the generic name for the drug called Femara, one of the types of aromatase inhibitors used as anti-hormone therapy in menopausal women with breast cancer. Menopause can happen naturally or it can be brought on as a result of breast cancer surgery, either way it can be treated with Letrozole.
Like all medications, Letrozole can have side effects like bone and joint pain along with other menopausal side effects such as restlessness, hot flashes, hair loss, and others. But why should women opt for this type of treatment if can bring so many side effects?
With this video shared by Breast Cancer Answers, you can listen to Dr. Jay Harness as he discusses in more detail what Letrozole is, the impact it can have on breast cancer patients, why it should be used, and the benefits of the drug.
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