Breast Cancer Risk Raised With Drug Combo

Posted on June 2, 2009

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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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