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Raloxifene and cut in breast cancer risk

A drug used to treat thinning bones in older women has also been found to significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer according to a four year American study.

The drug, Raloxifene, reduced the risk of invasive breast cancer by 72% and the researchers have also calculated that it reduced the risk of oestrogen dependent breast cancer by 84%. A new study of 22,000 women is now due to start which will compare the effects of raloxifene on the development of breast cancer with tamoxifen.

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(23rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symp.)

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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