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Are you at increased risk of Breast Cancer?

Gavin LeSueur - September 5, 2019

It is now recommended that Doctors offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects.

The United States Preventative Health Task Force recommends against the routine use of risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, in women who are not at increased risk for breast cancer.

This recommendation applies to asymptomatic women 35 years and older, including women with previous benign breast lesions on biopsy (such as atypical ductal or lobular hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ). This recommendation does not apply to women who have a current or previous diagnosis of breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ.

How would you know?  If you have a family history of breast cancer then talk to your Doctor.

There are a number of risk factors that may make you suitable for these medications.

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