• How long does your doctor suggest for tamoxafin?

    Asked by Fran106 on Monday, March 6, 2017

    How long does your doctor suggest for tamoxafin?

    I have been on Tamoxafin for 5 years. Breast surgeon says stay 10 years, onco says 5. I have been on for 5 years with side affects but would be willing if studies show to stay on for 10. thoughts?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      I don't have breast cancer but two of my acquaintances (previous co-workers) have and both did Tamoxifen for five years. One had surgery and the other did just radiation. BCO recommends 5 years. Take care, Judy
      http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/hormonal/serms/tamoxifen

      over 1 year ago
    • rachelarmom's Avatar
      rachelarmom

      I finished my chemo and rads the end of Jan and my Drs all say 10 years of tamoxifen and no discussion! My oncologist said the new standard is now 10 years. I was thinking it was still 5.

      over 1 year ago

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