A 35-year-old member asked:
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can tamoxifen stop the growth of breast cancer?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes,: Depending on type of cancer, especially hormone receptor status. But it really depends on specific circumstances whether this drug, or any drug, is appropriate drug for you. So you need to ask your doctor for specific advice.
Answered on May 28, 2013

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