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Women skip cancer drugs

25th August 2006

A study says that over half of breast cancer patients in the UK who are taking medication for their condition have either forgotten to take medication or have decided not to do so at some point.

Cancer Research UK says that while most women forgot, one in six made a deliberate decision not to take their treatment. Reasons given included finding tablets hard to swallow, unpleasant side-effects or seeing the medication as a constant reminder of their disease.

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Article Information

Title: Women skip cancer drugs
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 715
Date Added: 25th Aug 2006

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