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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Blocks estrogen: Some breast cancer cells have receptors on them that bind to estrogen in order to grow. Tamoxifen acts as an "antagonist" and blocks estrogen from bin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Once per day: Tamoxifen is most commonly used to treat breast cancer. The dose is (usually) 20mg per day and taken for 5 years. This medication is also used for p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Pregnant women: Tamoxifen is most often prescribed for the prevention or treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. Tamoxifen may increase the risk of blood clots ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience in Breast Surgery
Blocks ER: Tam binds and blocks signals to the estrogen receptor present in er+ breast cancer. While this has benefits in cancer treatment it produces side eff ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Aromatase inhibitors are a class of drugs that have been found to be as or slightly more effective than tamoxifen for the treatment of estrogen-recept ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience in General Surgery
Tamoxifen: Menopausal symptoms such as: arthritis, hot flashes, vag dryness, hair thinning etc. Slight increased risk of uterine cancer also.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Kill cancer cells: Tamoxifen is a very effective chemotherapeutic agent to treat breast cancers that have the estrogen receptor. Tamoxifen may also be prescribed to pre ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Tamoxifen: Treats advanced breast cancer in men and women, and early breast cancer in women. Also may prevent breast cancer in women who are at a high risk becau ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Yes.: Women with a history of ductal-carcinoma-in-situ (dcis) may have a 50% reduction in developing a second breast cancer when taking tamoxifen for 5 year ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Souzan El-Eid
30 years experience in Breast Surgery
3 main ones: 1-blood clots/ strokes 2-endometrial carcinoma 3-cataracts hot flashes/ dryness.

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