A 35-year-old female asked:
having a tlh/bso but on tamoxifen.i know i stop the tamoxifen prior to surgery, how soon?surgeon says ask onc onc says ask surgeon.do i stop lipitor (atorvastatin)?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Stop both 1wk preop: I assume that the rationale for tamoxifen and the hyst BSO are for metastatic breast Ca. If the oophorectomy controls the disease the tamoxifen should not be used in order to evaluate the effect of castration on disease. Lipitor (atorvastatin) can ne restarted when post op diet is resumed. Hormone ablation best used for ER+ disease and not triple neg problems.
Answered on Jan 3, 2015
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