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Hot flushes means cancer drugs work

30th October 2008

Research has shown that hot flushes, night sweats and painful joints may be a sign of success for breast cancer therapy.

A new study, which is published in The Lancet Oncology, has found that women taking tamoxifen or anastrozole are 10% less likely to have a recurrence of the disease if they have the side effects. Researchers, who analysed data from 4,000 women with early-stage breast cancer, hope that their findings will encourage women to continue with therapy despite uncomfortable symptoms.

 

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