Indications for Hormone Therapy post treatment of DCIS:
- High risk DCIS (high grade, comedo-necrosis)
- MUST be ER/PR +
- Patient had lumpectomy not Mastectomy
- Not for Pleomorphic LCIS
Pre-menopausal women: Tamoxifen for 5 years
Post-menopausal women: Tamoxifen or an Aromatase Inhibitor for 5 years.
NOTE: Hormone treatment does NOT improve survival but it may decrease local recurrence in the treated breast as well as the other breast.
Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer: We Teach You
Learn more about hormonal therapy for breast cancer.
Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy for Estrogen Receptor Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer – Mayo Clinic
Learn about how Tamoxifen can be used to treat premenopausal or postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, whereas aromatase inhibitors are only used to treat postmenopausal women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Also learn of the side effects of both.