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Is there any correlation in taking Fosamax and developing

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Is there any correlation in taking Fosamax and developing breast cancer? Does doing mammograms every 6 months, increase your chance of developing breast cancer?
A study of medical literature has shown some interesting findings.It is suggested that women taking Fosamax for 7.8 years are 30 % less likely to develop invasive hormone receptor positive breast cancer,the result was statistically significant and not by chance.It was further suggested that 34% of women were less likely to develop invasive hormone receptor negative breast cancer,this was not statistically significant and could be due to chance.Further almost 50% women had more chances of developing noninvasive Ductal Carcinoma in Situ(DCIS),this was statistically significant .This meant that women taking the Fosamax were less likely to develop invasive Ductal Cancer in Situ,but the risk of developing noninvasive DCIS increased.
Another study has suggested that women on Fosamax for more than 1 year were had 39% less risk of invasive breast cancer.
The studies were suggestive of reduced risk of breast cancer during the first year which later was less effective.
While mammograms done regularly at 1-2 year intervals are advised to women for breast cancer screening, one study suggests that there is a small risk that genetically weak women may actually have increased their risk of developing breast cancer due to screening by mammograms. However,mammograms are strongly recommended by all authorities for screening of brest cancer.
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