|
|
|
|
|
7th Shabanul Mujam 1436 | Monday, May 25, 2015
Featured News

Britons to get cancer drugs that cut risk by 20 years

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Comments(0)
London, January 16:

Thousands of healthy women in Britain may be given powerful breast cancer drugs that will cut their chances of contracting the disease for at least 20 years, a media report said Tuesday.

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said the drugs tamoxifen or raloxifene could offer 20 years of protection for people considered at high risk of cancer, the Daily Mail reported.

The aim is to slash the chances of developing breast cancer in the first place.

Tamoxifen has been used to treat the illness for more than 30 years, saving the lives of thousands of people.

International trials show the drug reduces the risk of the most common kind of breast cancer by one third after taking the drug for five years, with the preventative effect lasting up to 20 years.

Women would need to take the drugs for five years either before or after menopause.

Almost 50,000 women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain. Of these, around 2,400 have inherited faults in known breast cancer genes while a further 5,000-7,000 are affected by genes not yet identified.

Both tamoxifen and raloxifene are licensed in the US for breast cancer prevention but are not widely taken up, partly because of concerns about side effects.

IANS

Latest News

Turkey, US agree to give air cover to Syrian rebels

Turkey and the US have in "principle" agreed to provide air support to mainstream Syrian rebels bein ...

AAP Govt. has failed in delivering its promises: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Satish Upadhyay on Monday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind ...

AAP lists 100 days' achievements, Kejriwal slams Modi

On completion of 100 days in power, Delhi's AAP government on Monday listed its achievements and ou ...

Related News

Housewives team up to nab rapists

Setting an example for many, a team of fives housewives in Mumbai's Antop Hill and Wadala areas have teamed up to nab th ...

Owaisi dares Naqvi to deport 'beef eater' Goa CM to Pakistan

In a tit-for-tat counter attack on Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's outrageous statement made during a tv prog ...

MUSLIMS; THE NEW DALITS OF INDIA

Poor and Dalits are such pawns of Indian Politics which holds the power to overthrow the governments. Like it was always ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26960 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Should mercy killing be legalised in India?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com