A 32-year-old member asked:
is there an effective substitue for tamoxifen as post cancer treatment?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Yes: Depending on the menopausal status other drugs can be used. For premenopausal women toermifine can be used if necessary. In postmenopausal women aromatase inhibiotrs such as anastrozole, letrozole, etc can be used.
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Tamoxifen: Is used for patients with er+/pr+ breast cancer. It can be used pre- or post menopausal patients. Aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole. Letrozole) can only be used in post-menopausal patients, or those that have had oopherectomy or leuprolide to stop ovarian production of estrogens.
General Surgery 27 years experience
Raloxifene: (evista) has shown itself to be equal to tamoxifen for cancer prevention, and has fewer side effects.
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