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Breast Cancer Therapy St. John's NL

Advancements in breast cancer treatments mean more Canadian women are surviving breast cancer than ever before. But new research has found that many women may be compromising their health by not taking their breast cancer treatment correctly, or stopping it all together before the full five-year course of therapy is completed.

BMO Bank of Montreal
(709) 758-2100
370 Newfoundland Dr
St. John\U0027S, NL
Type
Branch with ABM

BMO Bank of Montreal
Elizabeth Avenue
St Johns, NL
Type
ABM

RBC - Main Br - St Johns Nl
(709) 576-4222
226 Water St
St Johns, NL
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

BMO Bank of Montreal
(709) 758-2110
384 Elizabeth Ave W
St. John\U0027S, NL
Type
Branch with ABM

Scotiabank
(709) 576-1199
37 Rowan Street
St. Johns, NL
 
RBC - St Johns-Aberdeen Ave Branch
(709) 576-4700
40 Aberdeen Ave-Suite 102
St Johns, NL
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday: Closed

RBC - Elizabeth Ave Br
(709) 576-4545
65 Elizabeth Ave
St Johns, NL
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(709) 576-6000
245 Water Street
St. John'S, NL
 
BMO Bank of Montreal
(709) 758-2055
238 Water St
St. John\U0027S, NL
Type
Branch with ABM

RBC - Torbay Branch
(709) 437-5361
1296 Torbay Rd-Po Box 1130
Torbay, NL
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Breast Cancer Therapy

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(NC)-Advancements in breast cancer treatments mean more Canadian women are surviving breast cancer than ever before. But new research has found that many women may be compromising their health by not taking their breast cancer treatment correctly, or stopping it all together before the full five-year course of therapy is completed.

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that approximately one in four women with hormone-sensitive early breast cancer stopped taking their anti-estrogen treatment during the first year, and after three years nearly half discontinued their therapy.

Dr. Susan Dent, a medical oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Center has done her own research in this field and is concerned.

"It is very important that women continue to take their breast cancer medication as prescribed. If they stop early, they may decrease the effectiveness of the treatment, which can negatively affect long-term health," says Dr. Dent. "In fact, it has recently been shown that treatments such as anastrozole, an anti-estrogen therapy, continue to work for years after treatment is completed, which is all the more reason women should take their therapy as prescribed."

According to Dr. Dent's research, the most common reason women stop their anti-estrogen therapy is muscle aches and bone pain. But she maintains that an open and ongoing dialogue between the patient and medical oncologist can go a long way towards overcoming side effects, helping women stay on treatment, and minimizing the risk of recurrence.

To learn more, speak to your physician or visit sites such as www.sharingstrength.ca.

- News Canada