Navigation Links
Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs
Date:5/18/2009

Theories vary as to why, but experts say consequence can be severe

MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- In another sign of the challenges facing the health-care industry as it tries to serve the poor, researchers from North Carolina are reporting that nearly four in 10 poor women recovering from breast cancer do not take the drugs recommended to keep their cancer from returning.

Those who do not follow instructions to take these drugs, medications that block hormones, face a higher risk of dying, said study author Dr. Gretchen Kimmick.

The findings don't examine whether wealthier women are more likely to take the drugs, nor do they reveal trends over time.

Even so, they raise questions about poor women's lack of adherence to the drug regimens, including whether it's due to factors other than money because government-funded insurance would cover almost all the cost.

"The key right now is that we've got to figure out why they didn't get the standard treatment," said Kimmick, an associate professor in medical oncology at Duke University.

The study included 1,491 low-income women, who averaged 67 years old and were recovering from breast cancer, which had been diagnosed between 1998 and 2002.

The researchers found that 36 percent of the women failed to fill prescriptions for the recommended drugs to prevent the return of a type of breast cancer known as hormone receptor-positive. Women in the study had that type or an unknown type of breast cancer; two-thirds had undergone mastectomies.

Of those who did fill initial prescriptions, 40 percent stopped the drugs before the end of the year-long period.

The study, funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the drug company AstraZeneca, appears in the May 18 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Drugs such as the well-known medication tamoxifen, which AstraZeneca markets, are thought to h
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Agent Provides Treatment Option for Women with Hot Flashes
2. 7 out of 10 women too embarrassed to discuss vaginal dryness and pain with their physician
3. Program focused on body, mind and spirit helps women with breast cancer cope
4. Mayo Clinic researchers say agent provides treatment option for women with hot flashes
5. Menttium Offers Scholarship Award to Businesswomen Leaders
6. Womens Digital Imaging of Ridgewood First Private Medical Practice in New York Area to Screen With Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)
7. CDC: Flu Drugs Should Be 1st Choice for Pregnant Women With Swine Flu
8. Siemens Hearing Celebrates 10th Annual National Womens Health Week
9. Video: Economic Downturn Is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - but Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease
10. Southern AIDS Living Quilt Posts 100th Video Patch During National Womens Health Week
11. More Single Women Are Having Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 At the ... EcoLuxe Lounge and the “Salute to the Oscars” in ... Beverly Hilton Hotel, overlooking the impressive Los Angeles skyline. ... organized by Debbie Durkin, LA’s leading producer of sustainable ... many of the world’s premier providers of eco-friendly and ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Baptist Health and The ... a partnership agreement designed to transform oncology care in ... have agreed to create a joint cancer program to ... translational research. Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is anticipated ... single destination for highly coordinated, multidisciplinary cancer care for ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) is ... April 29. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to ... St. in San Francisco, CA. , The agenda for the day ... DeHaro campus (room F), 11:10 a.m. – Introduction and welcome ... lunch with current students, faculty and staff, 1 p.m. – Observe ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a new blog post ... insurance quotes . , The online environment can ... cars. Drivers should always compare multiple car insurance policies ... is a competitive one, which means that customers can ... It is now possible to compare online car insurance ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... released a new blog post explaining the dangers of sleeping ... rates . , Falling asleep at the wheel can ... impact on auto insurance prices. The premiums will go up ... newly released blog post talks more about drowsiness at the ... is now possible to find low cost car insurance plans ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Choices Recovery Speaks with Dakota Hood of “The Hunger Games” about Addiction in Hollywood 2Health News:Baptist Health and MD Anderson Finalize Agreement to Transform Cancer Care in Region 2Health News:Baptist Health and MD Anderson Finalize Agreement to Transform Cancer Care in Region 3Health News:American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hosts Open House 2Health News:The Best Auto Insurance Quotes Are Available Online! 2Health News:Accidents Caused By Sleeping at The Wheel Can Increase Auto Insurance Costs 2
... help avoid treatment toxicity, research shows , WEDNESDAY, Sept. ... researchers may have found a better way for them ... , A regimen using antibodies instead of high-dose ... to Dr. Persis J. Amrolia, a doctor in the ...
... , ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 2 "Everyone ... flu virus. Let me tell you about my personal encounter ... article on Dr. Hanan Polansky,s book, where he describes his ... After I read the article, I started taking Gene-Eden, a ...
... Agreement to Sell MDS Analytical Technologies to Danaher, ... Shareholders;, Announces Intent to Sell MDS Pharma Services, ... MDS; NYSE: MDZ ), a leading provider of products ... it has entered into an agreement to sell its MDS Analytical ...
... , , ... (RPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (RLL), Gurgaon, ... and distribute an authorized generic version of Rocaltrol(R) (calcitriol) in both ... for calcitriol softgel capsules and oral liquid were $70 million (IMS ...
... , THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 2 ... LXRX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough ... Sands, M.D., Ph.D. , Lexicon,s president and chief executive officer, ... Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 ...
... ... bill compliance auditing, today announced their partnership with Pat Palmer, President and Founder of ... of whom are pioneers in the field of medical bill advocacy. , ... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Technique Offers Hope for Kids With Immune Deficiency 2Health News:How to Protect Against the Swine Flu Virus: 'My Personal Experience with Gene-Eden(TM), a Broad Range Antiviral Supplement' 2Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 2Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 3Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 4Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 5Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 6Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 7Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 8Health News:MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning 9Health News:Ranbaxy Launches Authorized Generic Version of Rocaltrol(R) 2Health News:Ranbaxy Launches Authorized Generic Version of Rocaltrol(R) 3Health News:Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2Health News:TrueFACS Announces the Addition of Nora Johnson and Pat Palmer of Medical Billing Advocates of America 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015  In Detroit, where three out ... rate is two and one half times of the national ... of 10 infants that die in Detroit ... statistics that Covenant Community Care, a faith-based, charitable non-profit Community ... to change thanks to a charitable donation by Konica Minolta ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 Steven Rash , the CEO ... its operating subsidiary American Seed & Oil Company, presented ... investors yesterday in New York City.  Mr. Rash,s presentation ... American Seed & Oil Company has recently announced the ... Hemp Seed Foods , the EpiVape , and ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Apr. 16, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "The Corporate Reputation of Pharma ... Edition " report to their offering. ... Perspective, is now in its fourth edition. This ... early 2015). For each annual Corporate Reputation report, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 2Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 3Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 4American Seed & Oil Company Benchmarks its Consumer Product Development Strategy Against Proctor & Gamble 2American Seed & Oil Company Benchmarks its Consumer Product Development Strategy Against Proctor & Gamble 3The Corporate Reputation of Pharma - The Global Patient Perspective in 2014 2
... Bioequivalence , LONDON, UK and ATLANTA, US, May ... Pharma. Inc. (NASDAQ:SCRX) today,announce the successful completion of ... Sular, a calcium ,channel blocking agent for the ... that the new Sular formulation is,bioequivalent to Sciele's ...
... from placebo,controlled phase IIa study in patients ... (Zurich), Switzerland, May 15, 2007 - Cytos ... a multi-centre,and placebo-controlled phase IIa study with ... for the,treatment of allergic diseases. The study ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SkyePharma and Sciele Pharma Announce Successful Completion of New,Sular Formulation Clinical Trial Programme 2SkyePharma and Sciele Pharma Announce Successful Completion of New,Sular Formulation Clinical Trial Programme 3Positive results from placebo-controlled phase IIa study in,patients suffering from house dust mite allergy 2Positive results from placebo-controlled phase IIa study in,patients suffering from house dust mite allergy 3Positive results from placebo-controlled phase IIa study in,patients suffering from house dust mite allergy 4Positive results from placebo-controlled phase IIa study in,patients suffering from house dust mite allergy 5Positive results from placebo-controlled phase IIa study in,patients suffering from house dust mite allergy 6Positive results from placebo-controlled phase IIa study in,patients suffering from house dust mite allergy 7
Produce clean 0.75 mm round hole without tissue tags. Serrated squeeze action handle....
Brightness acuity tester....
Stainless steel flexible ruler. graduated in 1/32 inches (.8 mm) fractions, as well as mm graduations....
Measures up to 152 mm in 1 mm increments and 6 inches in 1/32 inch increments. Deeply etched graduations and dull finish....
Medicine Products: