Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

30. What is the best way to prevent breast cancer?

Several methods can reduce breast cancer risk. Following a large-scale study, researchers found that tamoxifen reduced cancer in high-risk women by about 50 percent.

Another method is a type of surgery called preventive or prophylactic mastectomy for women at high risk of breast cancer. It involves removing a breast that is not known to contain cancer in order to reduce a woman's cancer risk.