According to a new study, the drug Tamoxifen has been found to reduce the risk of breath cancer among women. The results show that the drug can prevent up to 29 breast cancer cases for every thousand women.
Moreover, if you’re prone to breast cancer, taking Tamoxifen can save you money from the expensive treatments because the drug is a prevention medicine.
However, Tamoxifen comes with some serious side effects such as inducing menopause, or cause hot flashes in post-menopausal women. So, despite getting an FDA approval, many physicians still choose to prescribe the drug to breast-cancer patients and not to breast-cancer prone women.
When should you consider taking Tamoixfen? If breast cancer runs in your family. But one should first talk to a doctor to have a thorough understanding of its effects to the body.
Fortunately, the drug produces to withdrawal side effects if you decide to stop taking it. The original study has been published online last March 14 in the journal, “Cancer”.