Daily pill could cut cancer risk

Thousands of women in England and Wales could be spared the distress of a breast cancer diagnosis by taking a daily pill to prevent the disease, under new guidance being given to doctors.

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Pill marks a 'step forward' in lowering breast cancer risk

Breast cancer nurse Susan Heard has said the new daily pill which lowers the risk of breast cancer represents a "step forward" in prevention and gives women at risk another option.

Thousands of women in England and Wales could significantly reduce their chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer by taking a daily pill to prevent the disease, under new guidance being given to doctors.

However Caroline Presho, who had a mastectomy to lower her risk of cancer, said she would choose surgery again due to the "risky" side effects of the Tamoxifen.

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