Why Breast Cancer Medicine can be Hard to Swallow – Monday 28th April 2014, 7pm

Treatments for breast cancer that target hormone production in the body are effective in reducing the return of breast cancer in women in recovering from cancer. These medicines such as Tamoxifen have been the mainstay of breast cancer management for over 30 years.Alison Harrow Poster image

However, evidence suggests that almost one in three women do not take this medication as prescribed, despite knowledge that slight deviations from the drug regime can increase the risks of breast cancer returning.

What factors influence whether women take the medication as prescribed or not?

Hormonal therapy medications are generally prescribed for 5 years and longer and the list of side effects associated with them is extensive. It is therefore reasonable to suspect that side effects are responsible for women who stop taking their medication every day.

We conducted a study and asked women about their experiences of hormonal therapy. While side effects play a role, they are far from being the whole story.

Join us at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street, Dundee on Monday 28th April 2014, at 7pm.
This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.