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I am diagnosed with breast cancer. How should I use Anastrozole?

Query: Hello doctor, I'm a 40-year-old woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I cannot provide reports now due to my condition, but I urgently need information on Anastrozole. My doctor mentioned it, and I would like guidance on how it works for breast cancer during menopause. Are there any precautio...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. I understand your concern about Anastrozole. This medication operates as a hormone treatment, specifically aiming to reduce estrogen levels within the body. It is primarily prescribed for women who have undergone menopause and are contending with...  Read Full »

Is breast cancer passed on to generations?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a concern about my mother who is nearing her 60s. My grandmother had breast cancer and I am worried if it is there in our genes. Is there any test to know this? Also, I heard there are some medicines like Anastrozole to prevent this type of cancer. Is it advisable to take those p...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Almost 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary and run in families. I would suggest doing a BRCA (breast cancer gene)1 And BRCA 2 test for your mother. In case she is positive, then all your siblings including you have to do this t...  Read Full »

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