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Cancer: Breast board

Hi Terry,
My Mom was on Tamoxifen for several years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and did very well with it. She was post-menapause when diagnosed, stage 4. When that stopped working, the docs used arimidex and a couple of other drugs. I took Tamoxifen for 5 years due to the high risk of breast cancer in our family. That was 8 years ago and I was 44 years old, pre-menapause. With me I was basically thrown into menapause, hot flashes, mood swings, large weight gain. I don't even know if it was worth it. I am waiting for results of a stereotactic breast biopsy that I had done today to have microcalcifications biopsied that were found on my annual mammogram last month. I hope this helps. Good Luck, Amy