Breast Cancer Drug May Ease Prostate Cancer Side Effects

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Breast Cancer Drug May Ease Prostate Cancer Side Effects

Men undergoing prostate cancer treatment commonly suffer side effects suchِ asِ the growth ofِ breast tissue orِ breast pain, butِ the breast-cancer drug tamoxifen mayِ reduce theِ risk ofِ these effects, a newِ review says.
Researchers looked atِ four studies ofِ men withِ prostate cancer, andِ found thatِ men whoseِ treatments wereِ supplemented withِ tamoxifen were lessِ likely toِ haveِ breast enlargement andِ breast pain thanِ those notِ taking theِ drug.
If men knowِ that thereِ isِ a successful option forِ reducing theِ breast symptoms associatedِ with treatment forِ prostate cancer, theyِ mayِ beِ more likelyِ to seeِ their doctor whenِ symptoms ofِ cancer firstِ appear, andِ consequently reduce theِ number ofِ unnecessary deaths, saidِ lead study author Dr.