Breast cancer warning: Deadly disease could resurface after remaining dormant for 15 YEARS

Breast cancer warning: Deadly disease could resurface after remaining dormant for 15 YEARS
 

Patients who appear cancer free when they stop therapy may relapse many years later with tumours spreading through their body, new research shows.
Scientists analysed data from 88 clinical trials involving 62,923 women, all of whom had the most common form of breast cancer fuelled by the hormone oestrogen.
Every patient received pill treatments such as tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors which block the effects of oestrogen or shut off the hormone's supply.
After five years of therapy, their cancers had gone. But monitoring the women's progress revealed recurrences of the disease up to 15... read more

 
10 November 2017 in Health, Views: 42
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