NICE: Women with family history of breast cancer should take pill

Hundreds of thousands of healthy women should take pills to cut their risk of breast cancer, says NHS watchdog NICE | BBC News


The draft guidelines for England say women predisposed to breast cancer because of a strong family history of the disease need this protection.

There are now three drugs to choose from Рtamoxifen, raloxifene and, for the first time, anastrozole. Anastrozole is cheaper than the other two and, for some women, has fewer side-effects and is more effective.

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Read the NICE draft guidelines here


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