• laura1961 laura1961
    August 17, 2009
    Breast Cancer and Seroquel
    laura1961 laura1961
    August 17, 2009

    I was recently treated for breast cancer. i have been prescribed seroquel for sleeping problems. I have heard that this drug can cause breast cancer.   I am concerned about taking it. Is there any truth to this? 

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    August 17, 2009
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    August 17, 2009

    There's some evidence that Seroquel can increase breast cancer risk in animals, but this connection hasn't been shown in humans. Just make sure your oncologist knows that you've been prescribed Seroquel (in case your PCP prescribed it); s/he wouldn't put you in danger by prescribing anything that would promote the return of your cancer. Good luck - PJH


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