Study Shows Older Patients With Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy

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Research covering a 7-year period proved that many older women with breast cancer are taking medication to prevent disease recurrence. More than 1,000 women age 65 to 91 years who had estrogen-positive (ER+) breast cancer that had not metastasized participated in the study. The women were taking either an aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen. Although 51% of the patients discontinued taking the drug before completing 5 years of therapy (the recommended timeframe), only 14% of the women refused to take the drugs at all. The researchers reported that this shows that many women are willing to give themselves a chance for the best outcome possible, regardless of their age.

Study Shows Older Patients With Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy
Study Shows Older Patients With Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy
Many older breast cancer patients with localized disease are taking drug treatments to prevent their cancer from returning, a new study finds. The research, covering a seven-year period, included more than 1,000 women, aged 65 to 91, across the United States who had estrogen-positive breast cancer that had not spread.
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