Who can take part in the prevention trial?
Women can take part in the trial if they are postmenopausal and aged between 40-70 years with either, a family history of breast cancer, or a personal history of non-invasive breast cancer or an atypical benign breast lesion. Before you are able to join the study you will be asked to comply with certain conditions. You may not be able to join if: • You have osteoporosis. An x-ray of your spine and a bone scan will be required to check that you do not have any early signs of osteoporosis. However, you may still be able to join the study if you are willing to take bisphosphonates (bone medication). • You are using oestrogen-based hormone replacement therapy (HRT). You would have to change to an alternative non-hormonal treatment. You should discuss these with your doctor before making your decision.