Lupron for pre-menopausal women with breast cancer – pro

Lupron has been used for premanopausal metastatic breast cancer where there are few other hormonal therapy options (except tamoxifen) for over two decades with most studies clustered in the 1980s and 1990s. It is NCCN Compendia recommended. Most studies used it along with other hormonal treatments but it has also been well supported alone.

Many clinicians currently recommend that leuprolide be limited to use in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer.NCCN 2011 recommends it on p. MS-39 (p.102)

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