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No increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis through anti-hormonal breast cancer therapy

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: European League Against Rheumatism From: Patients repeatedly express their concern that anti-rheumatic drugs could promote the development of breast cancer. In an autoimmune inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system attacks the body’s own structures. This can be prevented by taking immunosuppressive drugs, which inhibit parts of the body’s own immune defense. The potential disadvantage: …