Breast cancer pill rethought

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Tamoxifen is used in the hopes of stopping a  breast cancer recurrence.  For 15 years the standard has been to take a tamoxifen pill once a day for 5 years.  And then stop.

There is new research that women who take tamoxifen for 10 years may have significantly less chance of breast cancer recurrence.  Read on…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/health/extended-use-of-breast-cancer-drug-suggested.html

Hope this helps.

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