Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease...

|By:, SA News Editor

Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead of five years as doctors recommend now, a major study finds. The results could change treatment, especially for younger women, and come as a surprise because earlier research suggested that taking the hormone-blocking drug for longer than five years didn't help and might even be harmful.