News Headlines Article

Breast Cancer Drugs Urged for Healthy High-Risk Women
New York Times

Should healthy women take drugs to lower their risk of breast cancer? On Monday, an influential panel of experts said that the answer is yes, but only for certain women who are at increased risk because of breast cancer in the family or a personal history of breast lumps or other problems. Two drugs, tamoxifen and raloxifene, can lower the risk, and may be worth taking even though both can have serious adverse effects like blood clots and strokes, the experts said.