April 18, 2006
Evista As Good As Tamoxifen For Breast CancerTopics: Medicine
And it has less side effects!
Researchers say that the osteoporosis drug Evista works as well as tamoxifen in reducing the risk of breast cancer in high-risk older women, with fewer dangerous side effects.
Both drugs reduce the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women past menopause by about 50 percent, and the results of the 19,000-woman trial show Evista, (generic - raloxifene), is less likely than tamoxifen to cause certain types of blood clots, cataracts and uterine cancer. It even results in less minor side effects such as hot flashes.
Posted by Richard at April 18, 2006 1:32 PM
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