Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire and Catherine Bertram, Esquire
According to a recent Bloomberg report, researches have determined that certain antidepressants may increase the recurrence of breast cancer among women who have already survived the disease. The study reports that drugs including Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft "significantly decrease the effectiveness of a drug [tamoxifen] used to reduce the chances of breast cancer recurrence", states the article.
Notably, the study revealed that tumors were more than twice as likely to return after two years in women taking the antidepressants cited above while on the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen, as compared with those taking tamoxifen alone. The research was conducted by Medco Health Solutions Inc., and was presented at a meeting of researchers at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Orlando.
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