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Women Stop Taking Breast Cancer Drug Because Of Side Effects

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More than 10 percent of women with breast cancer stopped taking a commonly prescribed drug because of joint and muscle pain.

The women in the study were taking aromatase inhibitors, a type of drug designed to block the production of estrogen, which fuels some breast cancers. The treatment is generally given after surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy to prevent the cancer from returning. It