I read that the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) can cause breast cancer. Is that true? I was thinking of taking it, but if true, why risk.

Yes is implicated. Paxil (paroxetine) is mild estrogen producer due to this effect may cause breast cancer , those treated with Tomaxofen for breast cancer may get recurrence. If you have mild depression try with out any medication , keep yourself busy , mingle with people be active make yourself useful then you may not need Paxil (paroxetine) Good Luck.
Side effects. any medication has side effects, the benefit of using the medication over weigh the side effects ..dont let the list of the side effect deter you from using a medicine that will make your life better.

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