fulvestrant - injection, Faslodex
GENERIC NAME: FULVESTRANT - INJECTION (fool-VES-trant)
BRAND NAME(S): Faslodex
USES: Fulvestrant is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other areas of the body in women who have gone through "the change of life" (menopause). It is used in patients who have not responded well to other medications (e.g., tamoxifen). Breast cancer cells need the hormone estrogen in order to grow. Fulvestrant works by blocking the effect of estrogen, slowing tumor cell growth.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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