Tamoxifen Prophylaxis: Prevention is Better Than Cure — Prevention is Cure?

  • V. C. Jordan
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

The treatment of advanced breast cancer with surgery, hormonal modalities, radiotherapy and chemotherapy has met with palliation in the face of relentlessy progressive disease. The remarkable successes observed with chemotherapy in testicular carcinoma, Hodgkin’s disease or childhood leukaemias are rarely, if ever, observed in advanced breast cancer. Often the gains made are at a price. Discomfort and side effects are the patients’ constant companions during rigorous chemotherapy regimens. Unfortunately, objective and complete responses invariably turn to rapidly growing drug-and radiation-resistant disease.

Keywords

Placebo Osteoporosis Tamoxifen Progesterone Oestradiol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. C. Jordan
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Human Oncology and PharmacologyWisconsin Clinical Cancer CenterMadisonUSA

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