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Hot flashes, night sweats may be good

October 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you're taking hormone-based drugs for breast cancer, those hot flashes and night sweats you may be experiencing may actually be a good thing.A study out of the UK shows women suffering from these menopause-like symptoms after taking breast cancer drugs are 30 percent less likely to have their cancer return over the next nine years.

Experts though say it is too early to say whether these symptoms are essential for the treatment to be effective.


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