Half of breast cancer patients stop taking hormone drugs early


June 30, 2010

USA Today

Half of breast cancer patients stop taking key medications ahead of schedule, a decision that can increase their risk of relapse and death, a new study shows.

The finding underscores the importance of working with patients to reduce side effects, especially at a time when patients are increasingly responsible for their own care, says Jennifer Obel, an American Society of Clinical Oncology breast cancer expert. Fifty cancer drugs are now available as pills that can be taken at homeā€¦ read more