Study: 2 good choices to prevent breast cancer in older, high-risk women
A new study finds that two drugs are both good options for helping keep breast cancer at bay in older women at a higher risk.
Doctors say tamoxifen, which is already widely used to treat breast cancer, can cut the risk of developing cancer in half.
In addition, a newer drug called raloxifene, does nearly as well and is safer. Women taking the drug, which is sold as Evista and already used to treat osteoporosis, had fewer cases of uterine cancer and other serious side effects.
Doctors hope these results will lead more high-risk women to try the drugs for cancer prevention.
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