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Cancer: Breast board

Hi Nancy;

I also had a total mastectomy on my left breast with a dx of DCIS.

I have been on Tamoxifen for 2 years now to prevent cancer in my right breast. I have read many articles and stats on preventative drugs and if you do read them you will see the drugs truly have a good success rate in preventing a second cancer in the other breast.

I have hot flashes and for the dryness I use a lubricant and can not say I have had any problem at all.

Take everything you are offered in the hope the cancer will not make a second apperance.