Medicines to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
In women at increased risk of breast cancer, drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene have been shown to reduce the risk, but these drugs can have their own risks and side effects. Other drugs and dietary supplements that may help lower risk are also being studied. Here you'll find information that can help you decide if taking one of these drugs is right for you. Click on the topics below to get started.
- Medicines to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
- Tamoxifen and raloxifene
- What are the risks in taking these drugs?
- How long should women take these drugs to lower breast cancer risk?
- Do these drugs have the same risks as post-menopausal hormone therapy?
- Who should consider taking a drug to reduce their breast cancer risk?
- Breast cancer risk assessment
- Weighing risks versus benefits
- Aromatase inhibitors
- Other compounds being studied
- What does all of this mean for you?
- To learn more