Breast Cancer Risk Raised With Drug Combo

Posted on June 2, 2009


Certain antidepressants when used  by breast cancer survivors  taking tamoxifen may cause the disease to return.

Researchers examined medical records  and selected:

  1. 945 women taking the drug tamoxifen alone
  2. 353 women taking tamoxifen plus antidepressants. These took the combination for about a year.

Result: Breast cancer returned in 7% of women taking tamoxifen alone.  Breast cancer returned 14 % of women taking the combination.

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