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I had dcis in 2009 and had some tissue removed with no further

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I had dcis in 2009 and had some tissue removed with no further treatment just 5 year observation. I have now been prescribed medication for for high blood pressure and possible tia, also been given statins which I have not taken yet, should I take statins with history of dcis
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 9 months ago.
Hello from JustAnswer. The evidence for the impact of statins on breast cancer is inconclusive. There is some evidence that users of statins have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, but there also is evidence that statin use in women with breast cancer reduces the likelihood of recurrence. However, the evidence for either risk or benefit is not yet considered strong enough to make a specific recommendation. So, until further studies can be done to better define who would be most able to obtain benefit and/or avoid risk, the history of DCIS is not considered a reason to avoid the use of statins. It is also important to note that people with high cholesterol that also has a history of high blood pressure and possible TIA will accrue significant benefit in prevention of heart disease that would outweigh even the greatest possible risk for breast cancer identified in any study. If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 9 months ago.
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