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As clinical trials continue and increase a physician's ability to treat breast cancer, researchers are aggressively studying new therapies to help at-risk individuals avoid the disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administation has approved two selective estrogen-receptor modulators—tamoxifen and raloxifene—as preventive therapies for breast cancer. These drugs block the effects of the hormone estrogen in breast tissue. If estrogen isn't attached to a breast cell, the cell doesn't receive estrogen's signals to grow and multiply—and cancer is hindered.
Two newer drugs are now being studied, lasofoxifene and arzoxifene, which also have demonstrated effectiveness in cancer prevention as well.
Read more about preventive therapy and breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer offers therapies that are designed to help at-risk individuals take steps to reduce their chances of developing breast cancer. Our team of oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, oncology nurses, health educators, researchers, and nutritionists can help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
Information is the best weapon in the fight against cancer. The more you know, the more you can do to protect yourself and your family.
For more information, call the cancer prevention coordinator at 443-481-5366 or askAAMC at 443-481-4000 to learn more about what you can do to live a longer, healthier, cancer-free life.<< Home