letrozole Index

Featured: letrozole, Femara Main Article

Letrozole (Femara) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptive positive early breast cancer or who have been treated with tamoxifen (Nolvadex). Side effects, drug interactions, and pregnancy information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Endometriosis Endometriosis is the growth of cells similar to those that form the inside of the uterus, but in a location outside of the...learn more »
      In This Article
      Endometriosis Article
      • Endometriosis facts
      • What is endometriosis?
      • Who is affected by endometriosis?
      • What causes endometriosis?
      • What are endometriosis symptoms?
      • Endometriosis and cancer risk
      • How is endometriosis diagnosed?
      • How is endometriosis treated?
      • Medical treatment of endometriosis
      • Surgical treatment of endometriosis
      • Treatment of infertility associated with endometriosis
    • Paget Disease of the Breast Paget's disease is a rare form of cancer that forms in or around the nipple and frequently coexists with breast cancer. The exact...learn more »
      In This Article
      Paget Disease of the Breast Article
      • Paget disease of the breast key points
      • What is Paget disease of the breast?
      • Who gets Paget disease of the breast?
      • What causes Paget disease of the breast?
      • What are the symptoms of Paget disease of the breast?
      • How is Paget disease of the breast diagnosed?
      • How is Paget disease of the breast treated?
      • What is the prognosis for people with Paget disease of the breast?
      • What research studies are under way on Paget disease of the breast?
    • Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second most common cause of cancer death in women in the U.S. Symptoms...learn more »
      In This Article
      Breast Cancer Article
      • Breast cancer facts
      • What is breast cancer?
      • What are the different types of breast cancer?
      • What causes breast cancer?
      • What are breast cancer risk factors?
      • What are breast cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is breast cancer diagnosed?
      • How is breast cancer staging determined?
      • What is the treatment for breast cancer?
      • What is the prognosis of breast cancer?
      • Can breast cancer be prevented?
      • What research is being done on breast cancer? Should I participate in a clinical trial?
      • I may have breast cancer. What questions should I ask my doctor?
      • Is the doctor sure I have breast cancer?
      • What type of breast cancer do I have?
      • What difference does a precise diagnosis make?
      • What has been done to exclude cancer in other areas of the same breast or in my other breast?
      • What type of medical team do I need for the most accurate diagnosis?
      • Is my family history relevant to my breast cancer diagnosis?
      • What other studies should be done on my tissue biopsy?
      • How urgent is it that I make decisions and begin treatment?
      • Should I stop taking postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT)?
      • Even though my breast tumor does not have hormone receptors, should I take tamoxifen to reduce the risk of a new tumor?
      • I have a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of localized cancer. Why have I been advised to have a mastectomy when other women with invasive cancer have lumpectomies?
      • Should I start chemotherapy before surgery?
      • If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
      • Should my lymph nodes be removed?
      • What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy and what are its benefits and risks?
      • Are there any other questions I should ask my doctor?
    • Breast Cancer Breast cancer is an invasive tumor that develops in the mammary gland. Breast cancer is detected via mammograms, breast...learn more »
      In This Article
      Breast Cancer Article
      • Breast cancer facts
      • What is breast cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for breast cancer?
      • What causes breast cancer?
      • What are the different types of breast cancer?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
      • How is breast cancer diagnosed?
      • Screening
      • Definitive diagnosis
      • Specialized testing
      • What are the stages of breast cancer?
      • What is the treatment for breast cancer?
      • Surgery
      • Radiation
      • Hormone therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Targeted therapy
      • Breast cancer treatment by stage
      • What are the survival rates and prognosis for breast cancer?
      • What research is being performed on breast cancer?
      • Can breast cancer be prevented?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health News

View All 5 letrozole Health News »

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to letrozole:

  • Femara

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!