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Tamoxifen Affect Fertility
Yes: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of hormone (+) breast cancer. While tamoxifen may cause birth defects during pregnancy, it actually can increase ovulation, thus increasing fertility. Accordingly, premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment must use (nonhormonal forms of) birth control. ...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
If my wife was taking tamoxifen for 2 weeks only to improve fertility and we found out she was pregnant, is this going to affect the baby?
Tamoxifen: Is not used to improve fertility and can be associate with abnormalities if the woman taking it becomes pregnant. Effective birth control is recommended for women taking tamoxifen and for two mos. After it's use. Why was your wife receiving the drug in the first place? Check with your ob/gyn immediately. ...Read more
My period was 7 days early for the 2nd month. I'm worried that might signal a change in fertility. I'm in my last yr of tamoxifen. Should I test amh?
Can you take a B12 shot while on tamoxifen? Does tamoxifen have any affect on your thyroid? Thanks shannon
My mom is getting extreme headaches from tamoxifen, what should she do? She completed chemotherapy and radiation a few months ago. She is now taking tamoxifen and she is having extreme headaches. Are these side affects of tamoxifen? Also, she was still ge
Probably yes: Tamoxifen causes side effects in many women. Headaches are a common side effect. Your mom should ask her oncologist about this. Sometimes it just takes time to adjust to the medication. Other times women are changed to a medication called an aromatase inhibitor, but only if post-menopausal. It's really important for her to talk to her doc and get this problem solved! (and it can be solved!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it does: Yes! tamoxifen is a quirky drug! it binds to the estrogen receptor on cells, and in most places blocks the activity of estrogen. But in some places, including the uterus, tamoxifen turns on the receptor instead of turning it off. This causes the lining of the uterus to build up and get thick. This slightly increases the risk of uterine cancer, especially in older women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is tamoxifen safe and can I take it? I am a 67-year-old white female living alone. Last year i had early catch stage-1 breast cancer. I next had a lumpectomy and only one treatment of chemotherapy. I was scheduled for four treatments. The side affects
If : If your breast cancer was estrogen receptor-negative then you will not benefit from hormonal adjuvant therapy like tamoxifen (actually women who are past their menopause should be on Arimidex not tamoxifen) either way you will not benefit from those since your mass is estrogen receptor negative. At 67 you should probably still get radiation as you still have a long life ahead of you...Especially with stage 1 cancer. You have to discuss these options with a breast surgeon... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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