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Cancer: Breast board


Hi,

This is my first time on this board.........My mother and her sister have both had breast cancer (and survived) My mother has also had ovarian cancer and is 7 years post op........

Does anyone have any comments on the risk factor for me with either of these 2 cancers?

My ob/gyn suggested that I would be a good candidate to take the drug relaxafen (evista (sp?) which is supposed to help deter breast,uterine and I believe ovarian cancers as well as have some benefits for heart disease.

I am 50 years old and I just don't know if I want to take this drug. I am not through menopause???

Any comments anyone?

thanks
diane

[This message has been edited by dmg (edited 01-18-2003).]