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What don't we know about taking Nolvadex to reduce the chance of getting breast cancer?

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We don't know:

  • If Nolvadex lowers the chance of getting breast cancer in women who have abnormal breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2).
  • If taking Nolvadex for five years reduces the number of breast cancers a woman will get in her lifetime or if it only delays some breast cancers.
  • If Nolvadex helps a woman live longer.
  • The effects of taking Nolvadex with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), birth control pills, or androgens (male hormones).
  • The benefits of taking Nolvadex if you are less than 35 years old.

Studies are being done to learn more about the long-term benefits and risks of using Nolvadex to reduce the chance of getting breast cancer.

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