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Risks vs. benefits: Tamoxifen is a very effective drug for the prevention and treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. However, like all medications, there are small risks associated with tamoxifen, including a risk of blood clots, stroke, uterine cancer, and cataracts. I would suspect that your dr. Felt that the risks outweighed the benefits in your case or that your cancer was not sensitive to tamoxifen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more
It Depends: It depends on what the tamoxifen is being used to treat. If used to treat breast cancer, it is mostly prescribed by an oncologist. However, tamoxifen can also be used as treatment for severe breast pain/fibrocystic disease, or for breast cancer prevention. In those cases a primary care physician, general surgeon, or gynecologist may prescribe it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor switched me from Clomid to tamoxifen. Is there the same increased chance for multiples with the tamoxifen?
Difficult to tell: Tamoxifen works very similarly to clomid. Because there is not a lot of published research on tamoxifen, it is difficult to compare the multiple birth rates. If you are 41 you indicated above, it is not a bad idea to see a specialist and consider more potent medications. Multiple births are not particularly common in 41 year olds, but pregnancy rates are lower. ...Read more
Should I talk with my doctor about tamoxifen if my blood work comes out high in estrogen next week and would tamoxifen reduce some very minor gyno?
What's going on?: Why are you, a young guy, 20 years old, being tested? What's going on? Tamoxifen is only indicated in some types of breast cancers in males and females. There is no other reason for a guy to take it. Off label use has been done for ovarian cancer and female infertility. Talk to your doc about what your treatment options are, and I doubt tamoxifen will be one of them, if you don't have breast ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If taking meds that can cause clots (clomid/tamoxifen/arimidex), as a previous sufferer of a p.E, could a doctor put me on warfarin to minimise risk?
I'm 77, a male, diagnosed with gynecomastia, (non-cancerous, tender lump size of walnut under one nipple). Doctor wants to start tamoxifen. Is this necessary?
Autonomy rules: If you are very sure this isn't male breast cancer (i'm going to assume it was biopsied), and it doesn't bug you, you're within your rights to have it left alone. You can also get with a surgeon and have the thing out in the office. Truth be told, i'm wondering whether communications may have broken with with your own physician & if it's not time just this once for a 2nd opinon just for this reasn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a lumpectomy for breast cancer and also had chemotherapy as it was grade 3. Now, the doctors want me to have radiations and take tamoxifen, but i'm fed up with the treatment. What should I do?
Increases fertility: Tamoxifen will increase your fsh and lh wihich will increase your fertility. That increases the chances that your IUI will be successful. Be aware that if you are a woman, you will likely get some pretty nasty menopausal symptoms while you are taking taxmoxifen. Once you get pregnant, you need to stop taking it. Discuss all of this with your doctor! ...Read more
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