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Breast Cancer: Post Treatment: 6 Months Plus: Medical Care

Comply With Drug Regimens

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Treatment for breast cancer is frequently followed by a regimen of chemopreventive substances that can help prevent or delay a recurrence of your cancer or development of another cancer. For example, Tamoxoxifen may be prescribed for up to 5 years after the end of breast cancer treatment.

You may also be given other prescriptions for drugs from time to time.

It is important to follow the doctor's orders both as to how to take the drugs and for how long. This is known as "adherence" or "compliance."  Over the long haul, some people associate continuing to take medications with their disease. They stop taking their meds to put the entire episode behind them. It is better to think of each pill you take as part of your commitment to do what you can to maximize your health.

To learn how to follow drug regimens see: Drug Compliance: Why And How To Take Drugs As Prescribed

For a discussion of how to buy drugs, (even if you cannot afford them) and how to live with them, see  Choose, Buy, Store, And Live With Drugs And Supplements Wisely 

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