Aromatase Inhibitors for Breast Cancer
How It Works
Aromatase inhibitors interfere with how much Reference estrogen Opens New Window the body's tissues can make. This limits the amount of estrogen available in the body.
An aromatase inhibitor cannot lower estrogen levels made by the ovaries. That is why an aromatase inhibitor only works after Reference menopause Opens New Window, when a woman's ovaries have stopped making estrogen and other hormones.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
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