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After a laparoscapy (both ovaries removed), do I still need to be on tamoxifen?

After a laparoscapy (both ovaries removed), do I still need to be on tamoxifen?

Yes!: Tamoxifen sticks to estrogen receptors on your breast cancer cells, blocking those receptors. It prevents estrogen from turning on the receptors and making cancer cells grow. Having your ovaries removed decreases the estrogen your body makes, but not completely. Believe it or not, your fat cells make estrogen, too! ask your oncologist about which drugs are best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

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


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On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would i benefit from removal of my ovaries?

On tamoxifen having several issues with ovarian cysts and pelvic pain. No chance of having children. Would i benefit from removal of my ovaries?

Not necessarily: There are multiple issues in your question and it would be best for you to discuss your symptoms with the doctor presribing your tamoxifen in conjuction with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Taking tamoxifen and zoladex (goserelin). No period for 4 years had 3 polyps removed 6 weeks ago still bleeding?

Taking tamoxifen and zoladex (goserelin). No period for 4 years had 3 polyps removed 6 weeks ago still bleeding?

Endometrial bleeding: as long as your polyps and your endometrial Biopsy were negative for cancer of the uterus , the bleeding will probably stop soon . Check with your GYN . Check with your Oncologist to see if your are going back on Tamoxifen Take care ...Read more

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I had 1mm of invasive dcis and had lumpectomy, mastectomy and 13 nodes removed, tamoxifen. High estrodial, then bi.Ooph & arimidex (anastrozole) is it excessive?

I had 1mm of invasive dcis  and had lumpectomy, mastectomy and 13 nodes removed, tamoxifen. High estrodial, then bi.Ooph & arimidex (anastrozole) is it excessive?

NO : Lots of information missing , the results of the tests. If I have to guess had initial lumpectomy , later mastectomy was done most likely due to recurrence , ovaries removed to control skeletal metastasis, if it is true it is usual correct pathway to control aggressive tumor in 53 yr old , not true provide additional info, speak to oncologist , good luck if all neg , seek ii nd opinion. ...Read more

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1st stage breast cancer was removed in march, had radiation therapy(30day), now taking tamoxifen, but coughing phlegm now, can it be a transfer to lungs?

1st stage breast cancer was removed in march, had radiation therapy(30day), now taking tamoxifen, but coughing phlegm now, can it be a transfer to lungs?

Not likely: It is more likely to have bronchitis or pneumonia in the lungs especially following treatment (radiation) for early breast cancer if you develop a cough with phlegm. Check with your doctor who might have you get a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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How much tamoxifen is recommended?

How much tamoxifen is recommended?

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 people considered "high risk" for breast cancer to help decrease their risk of developing it in the future. I recommend you speak with your oncologist about specific recommendations for your case. ...Read more

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What are the common benefits of tamoxifen?

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 prevent breast cancer in high-risk women: a 5-yr regimen may reduce the lifetime risk of breast cancer by 50%. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tamoxifen?

Please describe the medication: tamoxifen?

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 because of age, family history, or other factors. ...Read more

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What are the common risk factors for taking tamoxifen?

What are the common risk factors for taking tamoxifen?

Side effects?: The most experienced side effects of all hormonal therapy are menopausal symptoms (ie.Hot flashes, etc). There is a small increased risk of blood clots similar to hormone replacement therapy, in women with an intact uterus, there can be irreg bleeding and thickening of the uterine wall. If ignored this can rarely progress to uterine cancer that can be cured with a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Side effects of tamoxifen?

Several possible: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/therapy/tamoxifen the known, serious side effects of tamoxifen are blood clots, strokes, uterine cancer, and cataracts. Other side effects include menopause-like symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, joint pain, and leg cramps. But, the benefits of tamoxifen as a treatment for breast cancer are firmly established and far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What exactly is tamoxifen therapy?

Anti-estrogen: Tamoxifen is a molecule that can attach to estrogen receptors ( sticky hands on cells that like estrogen). If estrogen (female hormone) binds these receptors it typically causes growth/ turn cell on. Tamoxifen mimics estrogen but can have the opposite effect, hence anti-esteogen. Tamoxifen by attachment can turn cells off (in some breast cells) or turn cell on( in uterus). ...Read more

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Is nolvadex (tamoxifen) a controlled substance?

Is nolvadex (tamoxifen) a controlled substance?

No: Its generic name is tamoxifen. It acts as a selective agonist/antagonist to estrogen receptors. You need a prescription to get it but it is not a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone. ...Read more

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Could tamoxifen and cipralex be taken together?

Risk: This could increase your risk of an abnormal heart rhythm. Please see: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2145-0,1013-565 ...Read more

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Are tamoxifen and cipralex ever taken together?

Are tamoxifen and cipralex ever taken together?

Consult oncologist: You should see your oncologist who prescribed the tamoxifen. I would assume that he/she and your pharmacist have checked the cross reactions. It is always a good idea to double check. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take risperdal along with tamoxifen?

Is it ok to take risperdal along with tamoxifen?

Risperdal/Tamoxifen: Although rare, there are reports of irregular heart rhythm from the combination. Advise talking to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Paxil (paroxetine) with tamoxifen?

Is it okay to take Paxil (paroxetine) with tamoxifen?

Caution advised: Hi. In the interaction check, it says caution advised: combo may decrease active tamoxifen metabolite levels & efficacy. ...Read more

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