Immediately a breast cancer survivor. On the drug tamoxifen, I missed a day. Can I take 2 pills in one day?

No... No, if you missed it completely do not double up. In the future if you miss a dose and remember within 8 hours you can take the dose. A weekly pill case can be a great reminder for taking pills, there are also dose reminder apps available.

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I am a breast cancer survivor and underwent masectomy mid last year. I am currently taking tamoxifen. Is it safe for me to use Slendertone Abs? Pls. .

Sure. This abdominal belt will unlikely have any effect on your mastectomy and will not interfere with your tamoxifen. I personally believe there are far more better core workout programs but if this is the path you choose for core work your mastectomy should not interfere. Read more...

How high are my risk of endometrial cancer. I am a breast cancer survivor of 6 yrs. Am on tamoxifen. My sister was diagnosed with endometrial cancer,?

Very low. Endometrial cancer is rarely hereditary, so it is highly unlikely that you will have this problem due to the fact that your sister had it. Breast cancer is not associated with it either. Tamoxifen usage has some small increased risk for endometrial but it can be easily monitored with once yearly Ultrasound test of your uterus. Do tell us know if you have any problems. Read more...

My sister (66) is a 9 year breast cancer survivor; took tamoxifin for 5 years, & now in 5th year of femora. Is this normal treatment?

Yes for ER+ cancer. Yes, for early stage er + breast cancer - the therapy would include surgical resection ( mastectomy or lumpectomy followed by radiation) then followed by either chemo followed by or estrogen supression therapy - like tamoxifen, or aromatase inhibitor (ai) . Tamoxifen can be started first then switch to ai ( Femara (letrozole) etc) , or can be started on ai in the very beginning - for postmenopausal women. Read more...

Is it too risky for me to take birth control pills? My mom's a breast cancer survivor. Is it worth it to take them?

No major risks. Birth control pills do not cause breast cancer. So short term use for one or two years at a time is not likely to cause any significant problems. I think the benefit outweighs the risks.... Yet it is all relative and you only can decide what is best for you. Read more...
Tough question. There is a very small increased risk of breast cancer with the use of birth control pills. Our best guess so far is that use of triphasic pills are the primary culprit. It might be worth verifying with your pharmacist that your pills are not triphasic. Also note that birth control pills seem to lower the risk of other cancers. Starting birth control pills as a teenager seems to raise risk. Read more...

I'm a stage 2 breast cancer survivor, what vitamins can I take for energy and to remain healthy?

Diet and exercise. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Hi I want to ask which food have to take in 6.5 uric acid, I am breast cancer survivor. Thanx?

Avoid purines. Look up low purine diet. Some seafood- lobster etc can precipitate gout as can some diuretic medications-hydrochlorthiazides. Read more...
See detail. A serum uric acid of 6.5 mg/dl is minimally elevated. Ignore it. Diet has virtually no benefit in lowering the uric acid level despite what other doctors may say. Read more...
Uric acid diet. Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. Read more...

How long would it take until you are considered a breast cancer survivor.?

No Magic Number. Like most cancers, breast cancer has the potential to recur years or even decades after diagnosis. However, the chance of recurrence is dependent on the stage and type of cancer. Philosophically, i consider all my breast cancer patients as survivors as soon as their treatment is completed. This is obviously a lot harder than it sounds, but with each passing year the odds improve. Read more...
5 years. Risk of recurrence is highest in the first two years and declines. After 5 years and no sign of recurrence, you are considered cured of that cancer. Read more...