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[MOL] Routine Screening for Endometrial Cancer????



Routine Screening for Endometrial Cancer Unnecessary for
Tamoxifen Users

There is good news for women who are taking tamoxifen to
prevent breast cancer: routine screening for endometrial
cancer, a known risk associated with the drug, is not
necessary. An eight-year study conducted at Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of 111 breast cancer patients
who were screened with an endometrial biopsy at the beginning
of their tamoxifen treatment found that there was no benefit
to routine screening. The study was published in the October
15, 2000, Journal of Clinical Oncology:
http://www.mskcc.org/patients_n_public/lately_oct_2000/tamoxifen.cfm

 
 
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