Significance of HR+ in Cancer Growth & Balancing Anti-Estrogen Treatment [Dr. Megan Kruse, MD]

Breast Cancer Unleashed

25-03-2024 • 45 mins

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Dr. Megan Kruse, a breast medical oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic, shares the significance of HR+ in cancer growth and the delicate balance between anti-estrogen treatment and aggressive approaches. The conversation explores the different options available for HR+ breast cancer patients that include Tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, the duration of hormonal therapy and its impact on survival.

Dr. Kruse stresses the importance of understanding patients' hormonal experiences and aligning treatment plans with their overall health goals. They discuss managing symptoms of anti-estrogen treatment like hot flashes, considering both medical and natural remedies. The dialogue also addresses the side effects of aromatase inhibitors compared to Tamoxifen.


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