What is Chemoprevention?

The use of drugs to reduce the risk of breast cancer is called chemoprevention. However, the administration of drugs results in various side effects and risks, particularly an increased risk of contracting endometrial cancer and blood clots in the legs and lungs.

Adverse Side Effects of Drugs for Breast Cancer Prevention

The current paradigm of treatment of chronic disease is directed toward the inhibition of a specific chronic inflammatory biologic pathway at the cellular level. In most situations, one synthesized molecule is used to block one specific inflammatory pathway. Reducing inflammation can help alleviate symptoms but that does not necessarily promote healing or establish long term prevention. Some drug groups are opioids, NSAIDS, non-narcotic analgesics, and steroids. Other conditions rely on medications such as chemotherapy, which inhibit inflammatory induced growth factor pathways.

 

Such drugs usually result in adverse, even life threatening side effects. Recently, the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall on some of the drugs based on data that showed severe side effects and no overall improvement in survivability. Prolonged use of these medications can lead to cerebral, vascular, cardio vascular, gastrointestinal and renal complications. The other side effects include hot flashes and virginal discharge or bleeding or blood clots.

Potency of Matrixcell Versus Steroid and Oral Drugs