Immune Suppressant Medications and Breast Cancer Recurrence

Immune suppressant medications are commonly taken by individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune inflammatory diseases. While we may not fully understand the ways in which our immune systems succeed or fail to prevent us from developing cancer, suppressing our immune systems clearly has important potential implications for our overall health. Not surprisingly, some in the medical science community questioned what impact these medications might have on the rate of breast cancer recurrence among breast cancer survivors who rely on immune suppressants for treating autoimmune disease. The results are thus far reassuring (at least to researchers). Read more here.

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