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Zometa gives new hope for breast cancer

June 2, 2008 2:01:51 PM PDT
A new clinical study is giving medical researchers new hope for breast cancer patients.Liza Marshall is in remission, two years after being diagnosed with cancer. She's one of several cancer patients using Zometa, a drug normally used to treat osteoporosis.

Researchers say women who took Zometa along with hormone drugs reduced their risk of breast cancer by 35 percent.

"It sounds as if it will the real wave of the future in terms of breast cancer," Marshall said.

The findings are so promising that some doctors are saying they will start prescribing Zometa for early stage breast cancer patients immediately.

 

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