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High-Risk Women May Often Avoid Using Tamoxifen
Date:12/4/2009

r endometrial cancer, the study authors noted.

"Experts have bemoaned the dearth of women taking these pills, worried that word has not gotten out about tamoxifen's ability to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women. Our study shows that even when the word does get out, most women are too concerned about the pills' side effects to want to take it," senior author Dr. Peter Ubel, a professor of internal medicine and director of the University of Michigan's Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine, said in the news release.

The study was released online in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about tamoxifen.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, Dec. 3, 2009


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