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Risk Reducing Medication FAQs

What risk reducing medication options are available?

Tamoxifen and Raloxifene are medications known as Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs), which, when taken as a daily tablet for 5 years, may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer for those identified as moderate or high risk. You can read more about these medications on the Pink Hope website under Risk Reducing Medication.

There are no medications which reduce the risk of ovarian cancer to an acceptable level in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers.

What support and resources are available?

Support and Resources
There are several healthcare professionals who may provide care and support during your journey. These include GPs, specialist nurses, specialist doctors, psychologists and clinical genetic specialists. These professionals can help explain all of the available information regarding risk prevention, surveillance, screening, treatment, and post-treatment options.

Other useful resources:
Cancer Australia
Centre for Genetics Education

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