Cancer is one deadly disease which is curable but it’s a very long and tedious process to get treated. The world sees at least 23% cases of cancer as breast cancer. Since it’s mostly women who suffer from this form of cancer, it’s kind of deemed to be a woman’s disease. This is not true and there are cases of even men having breast cancer.
Breast cancer is when there is a cancerous growth in the breast. There are many reasons why this could happen. Unhealthy lifestyle, high cholesterol levels, smoking, alcohol and even genetics are some of the reasons why people get breast cancer. Premenopausal breast cancer is usually caused because of hormonal imbalance. Inside each cancer cell there are receptors present. Hormones have a way of latching themselves on to these receptors. One among these receptors is the estrogen receptor. The source of growth for this particular cancer cells is from estrogen. If the supply of estrogen can be cut down the cancer can be controlled. Letrozole tablets or Femara is a drug that does exactly that. It is given to women who are in the pre-menopause stage or who have just experienced menopause. This medication is prescribed mostly after surgery and radiation.