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What are the effects of tamoxifen ?
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Blocks ER
Tam binds and blocks signals to the estrogen receptor present in er+ breast cancer.
While this has benefits in cancer treatment it produces side effects - menopausal symptoms, possible uterine wall thickening & even malignancy if ignored, & increased risk of blood clots (similar to hormone replacement). In most cases of ca the benefits far outway the risks but must be weighed in risk reduction.

In brief: Blocks ER
Tam binds and blocks signals to the estrogen receptor present in er+ breast cancer.
While this has benefits in cancer treatment it produces side effects - menopausal symptoms, possible uterine wall thickening & even malignancy if ignored, & increased risk of blood clots (similar to hormone replacement). In most cases of ca the benefits far outway the risks but must be weighed in risk reduction.
Dr. Sean Canale
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