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    LouiseS posted an update

    I was wondering it I couild get advice on if I should take Tamoxifen? The oncologist says it's my decision since they caught my DCSI early but it was ER+ and PR+ but very low from my understanding. I had a lumpectomy and 30 rounds of radiation. The oncologist says he isn't comcerned of it recurring in the breast i had the DCSI but the other one, I'm at a greater risk because my sister has breast cancer also and we are 52 and 49. Would appreciate any input from anyone who has taken Tamoxifen on the side effects.

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      MollyAWelsh

      I have been on Tamoxifen for 2 months and have had no side effects. Oncologist said if I was going to have side effects, they would have occurred already. Have you considered taking the Tamoxifen and if you can't tolerate it, then discontinue; Then you know you at least tried.

      over 4 years ago
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      KarenG_WN

      Hi Louise,

      I thought it might help to read through some of the other conversations on WhatNext about tamoxifen. Here is the link: http://www.whatnext.com/questions?utf8=✓&question_query=tamoxifen

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks!
      Karen

      over 4 years ago
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      LouiseS

      That is what my oncologist suggested to try it for a month to see how I do with it. I feel taking it to reduce the reincurrance out weigh's the side effects, my husband is a little concerned about it causing a blood clot, he had one this last year and it's not fun going through that but the chances are so slim of that happening. Thanks for the advice!

      over 4 years ago
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