chemoprevention

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(KEE-mo-prih-VEN-shun)

The use of drugs, vitamins, or other agents to delay the start of cancer, keep it from starting, or stop it from coming back. The drug tamoxifen (brand names: Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) is an example.

For more information on treatment of breast cancer, see Breastcancer.org's Treatment and Side Effects section. Or, find out more about lowering your risk of breast cancer.

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Audio contributed by: Tom Brokaw


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