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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Tamoxifen has been shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer, not unlike estrogen replacement therapy, with an incidence of ~1:500.
However, this is almost-always caught at its earliest stage, with very high cure rates. If you compare the benefit of tamoxifen for either treating or preventing breast cancer compared to this risk, the benefit far outweighs the risk.

In brief: Yes

Tamoxifen has been shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer, not unlike estrogen replacement therapy, with an incidence of ~1:500.
However, this is almost-always caught at its earliest stage, with very high cure rates. If you compare the benefit of tamoxifen for either treating or preventing breast cancer compared to this risk, the benefit far outweighs the risk.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Tamoxifen

If you get vaginal bleeding, you need a biopsy of the endometrium.
Some doctors do ultrasounds looking for polips as well

In brief: Tamoxifen

If you get vaginal bleeding, you need a biopsy of the endometrium.
Some doctors do ultrasounds looking for polips as well
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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