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What medications increase the risk of breast cancer?

What medications increase the risk of breast cancer?

These groups of medications include antibiotics, antidepressants, statins, antihypertensives, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID).

What are 5 risk factors for breast cancer?

Risk factors you can control

  • Weight. Being overweight is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, especially for women after menopause.
  • Diet.
  • Exercise.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Smoking.
  • Exposure to estrogen.
  • Recent oral contraceptive use.
  • Stress and anxiety.

When is tamoxifen not recommended?

Most experts agree that tamoxifen and raloxifene should not be used to reduce breast cancer risk in women who: Have a higher risk of serious blood clots* Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Are breastfeeding.

Why is raloxifene not used for breast cancer?

However, raloxifene has fewer serious side effects. Tamoxifen is the only option for premenopausal women who choose to pursue breast cancer prevention. At present, raloxifene is not used for breast cancer prevention in premenopausal women because of the lack of data regarding safety in this population.

What is the 5 year pill for breast cancer?

Tamoxifen is usually taken daily in pill form. It’s often used to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence in women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer. In this situation, it’s typically taken for five to 10 years. Tamoxifen may also be used to treat advanced cancer.

What hormones are bad for breast cancer?

Studies have also shown that a woman’s risk of breast cancer is related to the estrogen and progesterone made by her ovaries (known as endogenous estrogen and progesterone). Being exposed for a long time and/or to high levels of these hormones has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

What are the UpToDate articles about breast cancer?

UpToDate contains a number of patient education articles that discuss breast cancer. The purpose of this overview is to provide a guide to the issues and questions that arise in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. This topic can serve as a “road map” to the patient education articles that are relevant to your particular situation.

When does the risk of breast cancer increase?

The risk for breast cancer increases with age; most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50. Genetic mutations. Inherited changes (mutations) to certain genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have inherited these genetic changes are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Who is at risk for breast cancer after menopause?

Women whose mothers took DES while pregnant with them are also at risk. Not being physically active. Women who are not physically active have a higher risk of getting breast cancer. Being overweight or obese after menopause.

Is there a way to prevent breast cancer?

Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention. There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk, such as changing risk factors that are under your control. A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer.