Posted by rosilita
on July 13, 2000 at 10:19:01:
In Reply to: Breast Cancer Stage 1 posted by J M Lynch on July 12, 2000 at 19:31:10:
: Just had a lumpectomy a few weeks ago...stage 1`, grade 2 ductal invasive...Oncologist has prescribed Tamoxifen but after reading many side effects I am hesitant about taking it. Radiation treatment will start in a few weeks. I would like to know what the odds are if I do not take tamoxifen.Will appreciate any helpful reply.Thankyou.
your odds are very good. the only reason they are perscribing tamoxifen is to prevent a reoccurence. it will cut your odds of a reoccurence or perhaps a more agressive type by 50% what side effects are concerning you? there are herbal supplements you could try , but they don't have the evidence behind them that tamoxifen does.