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Cancer: Breast board


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?


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