|
|
|
|
|
15th Jamadi-us-Saani 1435 | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
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

Twins undergo first-of-its-kind surgery at...

Adhi and Adhri, twin brothers aged one, successfully underwent a first-of-its kind neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Scienc ...

93-year-old Ram Sundar Das files nomination from Hajipur

Ram Sundar Das, the 93-year-old incumbent Lok Sabha member from Bihar's ruling JD-U, Wednesday filed ...

Ghaziabad lawyers boycott courts

Lawyers from Ghaziabad Wednesday boycotted the courts here after a former bar association secretary was allegedly manhan ...

Related News

WHY muslims clerics are in demand

Muslims account for more than 20 % of population in more than 120 parliamentary constituencies every one talks about jus ...

Worst job interview mistakes revealed

Most candidates are nervous before a job interview, but they need to be very careful that they don’t make major mistak ...

Syed Abid Ali, The All-Rounder Cricketer

Syed Abid Ali is a former all-rounder cricketer, who played for India from 1967-1975 as a lower orde ...

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 29220 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Kumar Vishwas can beat Rahul Gandhi in Amethi?
YesNoCan't say

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

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