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 – tamoxifen, 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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