New Strategies for Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence

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Hormone therapies are very effective in preventing breast cancer from returning after surgery and in stopping new breast cancers from forming, according to Larry Norton, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Medications that block estrogen receptors, such as tamoxifen, are often prescribed to pre-menopausal women. Aromatase inhibitors, which prevent the adrenal gland from making estrogen after menopause, are more effective for older women.