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New Breast Cancer Drug

Listen to the following radio extract and complete the notes that follow.

Tamoxifen is used to treat [1] _________________________________ and reduces risk by [2] _____.

Raloxifene was originally used to treat [3] __________________ but is now also being used to treat breast cancer.

Advantages of Raloxifene:

  • as [4]____________ as Tamoxifen for reducing breast cancer risk
  • as safe as Tamoxifen ( fewer [5] ______________ and life-threatening [6]__________________)
  • fewer [7] __________________

Side effects of Tamoxifen:

  • [8]_____________________
  • gynecological and [9]_____________________ problems

Side effects of Raloxifene:

  • [10]_________________________
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • [11]_____________________

Researcher Stephanie Land expects the FDA to approve this new use of Raloxifene in 1 year.

Dr. Vogel says Raloxifene may become the drug of choice for [12]____________________________.