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    breast cancer
    FlorenceAliceMarie posted:
    I was just diagnosed with dcis, July 24th 2013. doctor did a mastectomy July 28th 2013. she made me appointment for the 28th of of this month with an oncologist about hormone any body done this
    FlorenceAliceMarie responded:
    they removed some of my lymph nodes to.
    georgiagail replied to FlorenceAliceMarie's response:
    Many breast cancer survivors are on these types of medications.

    Here is an explanation of what they are and why they are used:

    jenna291 responded:
    Yes, it is a precautionary method. I was stage II, but a good friend with DCIS had a lumpectomy followed by 5 years of tamoxifen.
    Let us know what medication you will be taking. A lot depends on whether or not you have gone thru menopause, if you were estrogen positive, etc.
    best of luck,

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