A year ago I had a lumpectomy for DCIS, no lymph involvement. I thought the doctor told me that taking Arimidex would give me additional 5% chance of no return, but only to the affected breast. It would not stop me from getting cancer elsewhere - just the one breast. Am I remembering that correctly?
Actually Arimidex works by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes.When estrogen is depleted, women are less likely to 1) have a recurrence, 2) develop cancer in the opposite breast, 3) to have cancer spread to other parts of their body.Studies have shown that the development of new cancers was reduced by more than 50 percent with Arimidex.
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