Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.

Word Count: 532 Summary: In the battle against breast cancer, patients are increasingly prescribed oral medications, such as hormonal therapy, to limit the risk of disease recurrence, but many patients do not take their medication. It is important that health care providers understand why women make that decision. Keywords: Adherence With Oral Meds-An Issue In Breast Cancer “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” Article Body: In the battle against breast cancer, patients are increasingly prescribed oral medications, such as hormonal therapy, to limit the risk of disease recurrence. Research has indicated that patients should stay on these drugs for five years to gain maximum benefits. But recently, the healthcare community has started to ask a question once …