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Osteoporosis drug had preventative effect against breast cancer

Evista, a treatment drug for osteoporosis, has shown signs of reducing risk of breast cancer in post menopausal women. In trials, it has reduced the risk by two thirds which is quite significant. Evista does have some side effects including a small risk for blood clots. Tamoxifen is an approved cancer prevention drug but it increases the risk of endometrial cancer.

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About: Osteoporosis drug had preventative effect against breast cancer

Date: 2 November 2004

Source: WebMD Medical News

Author: Charlene Laino

URL: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/96/103743.htm

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