- 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
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Prevention and early detection
American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention (also available in Spanish)
Breast Cancer: Early Detection (also available in Spanish)
Learning About New Ways to Prevent Cancer
More on breast cancer and other breast conditions
Breast Cancer Detailed Guide (also available in Spanish)
Breast Cancer Dictionary (booklet)
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)
Offers breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment information, resources to figure out risk, and support for women at increased risk
Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF)
Toll-free number: 1-800-227-2732
Provides easy-to-understand information about many types of cancer and how to lower cancer risk
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
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. You can find breast cancer prevention information at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/prevention-genetics-causes/breast/
National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662
Offers information on a broad range of women’s health issues from AIDS to violence against women, nutrition, fitness, and mental health, as well as cancer information and referrals to other organizations (also in Spanish)
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: 06/04/2013
Last Revised: 07/17/2013