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When did doctors first use tamoxifen to treat breast cancer?

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Doctors first used tamoxifen to treat women whose breast cancer had spread in their bodies because the medication slowed or stopped the growth of the disease. The drug also lowers the chance that some early-stage breast cancers will come back. What's more, it can lower the risk that a woman will get cancer in her other breast later on.

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American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

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American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

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