- 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
To learn more
More information from your American Cancer Society
The following information may also be helpful to you. In addition, we have detailed information on the drugs discussed in this document. These materials may be ordered from our toll-free number or found on our Web site.
American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention (also available in Spanish)
Breast Cancer (also available in Spanish)
Breast Cancer Dictionary (booklet)
Breast Cancer: Early Detection (also available in Spanish)
Non-cancerous Breast Conditions (also available in Spanish)
National organizations and Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Toll-free number: 1-866-824 RISK (1-866-824-7475)
Web site: www.facingourrisk.org
Offers breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment information, resources to figure out risk, and support for women at increased risk
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Web site: www.cancer.gov
Offers general cancer information and a tool to help you find professionals who provide cancer genetics services, such as cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, and more. Breast cancer prevention info is available at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/prevention-genetics-causes/breast/
National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662
Web site: www.womenshealth.gov
Offers information on many women’s health issues, as well as referrals to other organizations that may be helpful
Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF)
Toll-free number: 1-800-227-2732
Web site: www.preventcancer.org
Provides easy-to-understand information about many types of cancer and how you can lower your cancer risk
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 09/12/2011
Last Revised: 09/12/2011