Drug prevents breast cancer for over 10 years, findings reveal

(Graham Kajilwa/ Standard Digital) — A drug that reduces one’s chances of developing breast cancer by half has been found to still prevent growth of tumours years after patients stopped taking it.

Findings published by The Lancet on December 12, 2019, found that the effect of anastrozole lasts more than five years even after the therapeutic treatment.

This means just by taking the drug, one is almost guaranteed prevention from breast cancer for more than a decade, weeding out cases of mastectomy for high risk population.

The study is an extension of a clinical trial of the drug, which sought to determine its efficacy among high risk women.

They include women who are on menopause and those who have a history of breast cancer in their families. (…)

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