Sunday, December 11, 2011

Breast cancer patients 'stop drugs' due to side-effects

[ BBC Health ]

About a third of breast cancer patients stop taking medication because side-effects are more severe than they expect, US researchers suggest.
The Northwestern University team questioned 686 women who were taking aromatase inhibitors as treatment for oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer. It found 36% stopped their medication because of symptoms such as joint pain, hot flushes, weight gain and nausea.


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