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View in Spanish: Femara

Femara (FEM-uh-ruh)
A drug used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Femara causes a decrease in the amount of estrogen made by the body. It is a type of aromatase inhibitor. Also called letrozole.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.