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Tamoxifen Benefits BRCA Carriers Too
Breast cancer survivors are often prescribed medication after their initial therapy. These medicines reduce the level of estrogen, the hormone that drives most breast cancers. It’s not known, though, if women with BRCA gene mutations benefit from these medications.
Which Cancer Survivors Need to Keep Blocking
Medications that block estrogen can be life savers for some breast cancer survivors. But does this approach help all breast cancer survivors?
Personalized Breast Cancer Prevention
The genetic make-up of a cancer can be critical information for treating the disease. Some medications are designed to zero in on specific genetic defects to treat the cancer. Could this info be used before the cancer forms?
Tamoxifen for Ten
We learned last year at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) that 10 years of tamoxifen treatment is better than what had been the standard five years. Another study sought to confirm these findings.
Living Longer with HER2+ Breast Cancer
HER2-positive breast cancers are more aggressive forms of breast cancer. These tumors contain a protein that promotes cancer cell growth. HER2-positive breast cancers can also be driven by the hormone estrogen.
Medications Do More Than Prevent Breast Cancer
If you knew of a pill that was proven to reduce your breast cancer risks, would you take it? What if that same medication upped your chances of developing another type of cancer – would you still take it?
Coffee May Reduce Return of Breast Cancer
If you’ve had breast cancer and love drinking coffee, you’ll want to read on. One of the world’s favorite beverages may have benefits you’ll want to take note of.
Medicine Before Breast Cancer Strikes
Some women know they’re at high risk of developing breast cancer. The disease could run in the family or they may have a number of other risk factors. So, do medications reduce breast cancers in these women?
1 in 4 Women Skips Breast Cancer Therapy
The majority of breast cancers are fed by the hormones estrogen and progesterone. That’s why women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer are prescribed medicines to block these hormones. But a good portion of women may be skipping the therapy.
Possible Breast Cancer Prevention Strategy
The day has come when scientists are working on ways to prevent cancer from ever developing. It involves looking for certain genes in people at risk for various cancers.