If you're a breast cancer survivor, preventing the disease from coming back again is always top of mind. After all, every little step you can take for maintaining your health is a step in the right direction.
Now, there is a potential new way to prevent breast cancer from returning. And it could be as simple as taking a pill.
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Scientists now believe that breast cancer survivors can benefit greatly from taking statins. According to a new study from the Institute of Cancer Research, breast cancers use cholesterol to produce a molecule that behaves like a fuel to keep the cancer cells growing. Blocking said molecule prevents cancer spread by 50 percent.
That's where the statins come in. Since the drugs lower cholesterol activity in the body, it can actually halve the chance of breast cancer returning in 10 years.
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As groundbreaking as this discovery is, it's still in the early research phase. The next step is for scientists to find greater evidence to understand the potential risks and benefits of this prevention method.
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