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Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

29. What is the best way to prevent breast cancer?

Several methods show promise in reducing breast cancer risk. In October 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug tamoxifen to lower the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women. Following a large-scale study, researchers found that tamoxifen reduced cancer in high-risk women by about 50 percent. (Answer continues on next page.)