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Doctor insights on: What Happens When You Stop Taking Tamoxifen

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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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Is it possible for me to just stop taking tamoxifen?

Of course: But is it advised by yoiur doctor or not? Please check if it is time to stop or not. If you have received the maximum possible benefit, then you can stop it and you will not have ill effects due to tamoxifen. ...Read more

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What are some side effects when you stop taking nolvadex (tamoxifen) d?

What are some side effects when you stop taking nolvadex (tamoxifen) d?

Not that many: let us start with the paradox that stopping seems to work as a cancer therapy ?!? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3180409/?report=classic Then, not blocking female hormones whoe allow these hormones to begin working. Menstrual cycling possibly returning, breast growth pssible (not likely) mood changes. ...Read more

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My wife is 4 weeks pregnant should I stop using tamoxifen for slight gyno and is it going to effect the baby.

My wife is 4 weeks pregnant should I stop using tamoxifen for slight gyno and is it going to effect the baby.

Confusing question: You seem to state you (the father) are using a medication while your wife is pregnant. If this is the case, nothing you take has any effect on the health of the baby. Tamoxifen is a category d or dangerous s drug if used by a pregnant woman during her pregnancy. ...Read more

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Having a TLH/BSO but on tamoxifen.i know I stop the tamoxifen prior to surgery, how soon?surgeon says ask onc onc says ask surgeon.do I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Having a TLH/BSO but on tamoxifen.i know I stop the tamoxifen prior to surgery, how soon?surgeon says ask onc onc says ask surgeon.do I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Stop both 1wk preop: I assume that the rationale for tamoxifen and the hyst BSO are for metastatic breast Ca. If the oophorectomy controls the disease the tamoxifen should not be used in order to evaluate the effect of castration on disease. Lipitor (atorvastatin) can ne restarted when post op diet is resumed. Hormone ablation best used for ER+ disease and not triple neg problems. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen stop breast cancer from growing?

Does tamoxifen stop breast cancer from growing?

Yes: Tamoxifen is an antiestrogen that blocks the ability of breast cancer cells to use estrogen; therefore, it is only effective in hormone sensitive (estrogen receptor +) breast cancers. When taken for 5 years, tamoxifen has been shown to both stop the growth of cancer cells in breast cancer patients and to prevent the development of breast cancer in women that are at high risk. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen stop the growth of breast cancer?

Can tamoxifen stop the growth of breast cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Who should avoid taking tamoxifen?

Blood clots: Pts with a history of blood clots and/or a history of abnormal pap smears should not take tamoxifen. If there is a family history of clotting disorders or uterine cancer, tamoxifen should not be used. ...Read more

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