Dr. Mark's Blog - Posts Tagged ‘high risk’

Breast cancer pt 2 – protecting women at the highest risk.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

New figures from Cancer Research UK show that the odds of a British woman developing breast cancer have risen by a fifth over the last twenty years, with around 50,000 new cases likely to be diagnosed this year. But while women today are more likely to develop the disease, their odds of surviving it have Read More…

Preventing breast cancer in high risk women using tamoxifen and related drugs

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

New research published in The Lancet – www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)60140-3/fulltext – that oestrogen blocking drugs like tamoxifen and raloxifene can prevent breast cancers if taken regularly – one breast cancer was prevented for every 42 women who took the drugs for at least 5 years. This adds to existing research currently being considered by NICE who is Read More…