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Tamoxifen after bilateral mastectomy
An_257140 posted:
I am 44 years old and am 3 weeks post op bilateral mastectomy for ductal carcinoma. I am ER and Progesterone positive. My oncologist has recommended 10 years of Tamoxifen. I have done much research and understand that this is recommended because of the remote possibility that the mastectomy did not remove all breast tissue. I do not want to take this medication because of the side effects, especially the the risk of endometrial cancer. Any insight?
rachael67 responded:
My first suggestion would be for you to type in Tamoxifen to the "Search This Community" box on the upper right hand side of this pager. It will bring up past discussions among members...some very much in favor of the meds and others less so. Read thru and if you have further questions, please come back and post.

Meanwhile, you are in our thoughts!

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