Hot Flashes Mean Breast Cancer Drugs Are Working Well

October 30, 2008

According to a new report from researchers, signs that breast cancer drugs are working include having hot flashes and night sweats......................Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new report from researchers, signs that breast cancer drugs are working include having hot flashes and night sweats.

According to the new study led by Jack Cuzick of Cancer Research UK, women who take hormone based drugs can tell if they are working with these signs.

The good signs happen when women are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, or painful joints.

When these signs are present, it is less like that breast cancer tumors will return.

The study focused on 4,000 post-menopausal women who were treated with a variety of cancer drugs such as anastrozole, arimidex, or tamoxifen.

They watched how the women did on the drugs overall.

They found that those who had hot flashes, night sweats, or painful joints within the first three months of treatment were more likely to be cancer-free long-term.

The study was published in the journal Lancet Oncology.


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