Medications that Reduce Breast Cancer Risk with Janelle Sanda MD
For women at high risk of developing breast cancer, there are two medications approved for reducing that risk. Janelle Sanda, M.D., a breast health specialist at Sanford Health, talks about Nolvadex (tamoxifen) and Evista (raloxifene). Both work to block estrogen’s effect on breast tissue and can cut the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 50 percent in high risk women. Side effects, some severe, can occur. Women who would like to learn more about breast cancer prevention drugs should consult their physician.