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Drug to treat cancer may actually prevent it

At-risk patients who took the drug reduced their cancer risk 65 percent. (Source: CNN) At-risk patients who took the drug reduced their cancer risk 65 percent. (Source: CNN)

A new study proves a drug used to treat breast cancer may also prevent it.

According to the study, women who are at high risk for breast cancer could reduce their chances of getting it by taking a drug to block estrogen, the hormone that fuels cancer cells.

The specialist says he found that at-risk patients who took the medication for three years reduced their risk of invasive breast cancer by 65 percent.

More than 4,500 post-menopausal women took part in the trials.       

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