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Cancer: Breast board

  1. chronic stiff neck after chemo/radiation?
    ... Am 51 yrs.old; have been on Tamoxifen for 4 years after lumpectomy for hormone positive ... fosamax has many side effects and also Aromasin and Tamoxifen can cause muscle pain; feel like 100 years old; having...

  2. Tamoxifen Questions
    ... My Mother-in-Law was on Tamoxifen , as I understood it, Oestrogen is what can stimulate ... breast cancer cells to divide and grow, but the Tamoxifen prevents the Oestrogen from going in to the breast...
    ... Recurrance. Why Play Around With A Dangerous Drug Like Tamoxifen ?...

  3. NEED information On Breast Cancer Treatment!!
    ... Hi there, I'm curious, why do you say Tamoxifen is not a "good drug"? Tamoxifen is proven to help ... chances of developing cervical cancer. I've been taking Tamoxifen for 1.5 yrs and notice no side-effects. There...

  4. clonidine for flashes
    ... prescriped clonidine patches fro hotflashes caused by tamoxifen . Has anyone had any experience withthis patch? :...

  5. Anyone tried Letrozole?
    ... cancer surgery I was on chemo for 6 months and then Tamoxifen for 5 years. Now my Dr. says I should start Letrozole...

  6. Detecting B C BEFORE It sufaces?
    ... or removal of their ovaries for this. Others take tamoxifen prophylactically. Anyway, I'm sure some doctors would...
    ... or removal of their ovaries for this. Others take tamoxifen prophylactically. Anyway, I'm sure some doctors would...

  7. Tamoxifin-after care for Breast Cancer
    ... Have been placed on Tamoxifen for LCIS. Hotflashes are horrid. Mood swings seem...

  8. to anyone who had cancer with lymph node involvement
    ... refused chemo and continued follow-up treatment with Tamoxifen and Zoladex. Last wk, I found a lump in my armpit...
    ... infected with the cancer. As with you I am taking Tamoxifen but I had 33 treatments of rediation alos. Now it ... refused chemo and continued follow-up treatment with Tamoxifen and Zoladex. Last wk, I found a lump in my armpit...
    ... refused chemo and continued follow-up treatment with Tamoxifen and Zoladex. Last wk, I found a lump in my armpit...

  9. Braca 1 & 2 genetic marker test for breast cancer
    ... day, exercise regularly, possibly take a drug like Tamoxifen to prevent the breast cancer from ever developing...

  10. Recovering from Mastectomy
    ... node, but the others were clear. I'm going to be on Tamoxifen and Zoladex, 5 yrs and 2 yrs respectively. i feel...

  11. Chances Without Chemo
    ... tumor is estrogen receptor positive, she could go on tamoxifen . Properly speaking, tamoxifen isn't chemo (it's hormone...

  12. tomoxifin vs. arimedex?
    ... Arimidex, which my oncologist says is very effective. Tamoxifen has certain side effects that were a concern for me ... a higher risk for that, Arimidex is better. Also, Tamoxifen is rougher on people with heart-related problems....
    ... don't quote me on that. I have a friend who's on Tamoxifen , and she does well on it. I think both drugs (only...
    ... Hi dully, I am 26 and have been on Tamoxifen for 6 months. (My breast cancer was diagnosed last ... effects whatsoever. There is a generic version of Tamoxifen available, so if your mom doesn't have a great Rx...
    ... biology/pharmacology student, so here's my few cents: Tamoxifen is an estrogen analogue. In breast tissue, it acts ... Since estrogen is a mitogen in ER-positive cancers, tamoxifen treatment helps kill the cells. However, in all other ... tissues, tamoxifen has estrogenic activity--this is why there is a (low ... ) risk of uterine cancers associated with tamoxifen use, and it also explains some of the other side effects ... matter. The advantage that Evista seems to have over tamoxifen is that it has no estrogenic activity in uterine tissue...
    ... biology/pharmacology student, so here's my few cents: Tamoxifen is an estrogen analogue. In breast tissue, it acts ... Since estrogen is a mitogen in ER-positive cancers, tamoxifen treatment helps kill the cells. However, in all other ... tissues, tamoxifen has estrogenic activity--this is why there is a (low ... ) risk of uterine cancers associated with tamoxifen use, and it also explains some of the other side effects ... matter. The advantage that Evista seems to have over tamoxifen is that it has no estrogenic activity in uterine tissue...
    ... biology/pharmacology student, so here's my few cents: Tamoxifen is an estrogen analogue. In breast tissue, it acts ... Since estrogen is a mitogen in ER-positive cancers, tamoxifen treatment helps kill the cells. However, in all other ... tissues, tamoxifen has estrogenic activity--this is why there is a (low ... ) risk of uterine cancers associated with tamoxifen use, and it also explains some of the other side effects ... matter. The advantage that Evista seems to have over tamoxifen is that it has no estrogenic activity in uterine tissue...
    ... personally am on Arimidex, a great number of others are on Tamoxifen , etc... I had a friend who had a teeny, tiny tumor ... t want to deal with it at all. And even she is on Tamoxifen . Good luck to you. My suggestion is that you do...
    ... breast cancer. some oncologists do not prescribe tamoxifen when the cancer is estrogen negative (although tamoxifen ... estrogen positive cancer, you should have been offered tamoxifen -- no question, it was standard of care in 2000. To ... All-- regarding Arimedex versus Tamoxifen : It has been shown in large studies that arimedex ... is superior to tamoxifen in prolonging time until relapse as well as overall ... with the two very different mechanisms of the drugs. Tamoxifen targets the estrogen receptors on the cells themselves ... reason i can think of that they are still prescribing tamoxifen in women who are no longer menstruating. hope this...

  13. Age for mammogram?
    ... cancer. I never even took any hormone treatments or Tamoxifen or any of that. I won't know until next week when...

  14. Viadur/Lupron Side Effects
    ... at 25. As part of my follow up treatment I'm taking Tamoxifen and Viadur (which is like Lupron). I had no side ... effects from the Tamoxifen , but I think I'm having some lousy ones from the Viadur...

  15. Shortness of Breath/Cough
    ... of her right lung was removed, she was started on Tamoxifen which kept her tumor markers down for several years...

  16. Diagnosis of LCIS
    ... mammos, etc.; 2) same thing together with taking tamoxifen ; and 3) bilateral mastectomy. He explained the serious...
    ... I too have LCIS was diagnoised in Aug. was put on Tamoxifen for the next 5 years. Was given no other options all ... given option don't think I would have started the tamoxifen . Have horrid hot flashes and mood swings. Please...
    ... mammos, etc.; 2) same thing together with taking tamoxifen ; and 3) bilateral mastectomy. He explained the serious ... all the calcifications. My dr. did not recommend tamoxifen because of my age (36). And said a mastectomy is ... that had this. One is 70 years old and they gave her tamoxifen and the other was 38 years old and went with getting...
    ... mammos, etc.; 2) same thing together with taking tamoxifen ; and 3) bilateral mastectomy. He explained the serious...

  17. Questions re: metastic breast cancer
    ... removed and had 4 positive lymph nodes. She was taking Tamoxifen until last week. I have searched on the internet...

  18. FASLODEX - anyone with these side effects???
    ... of her right lung was removed, she was started on Tamoxifen which kept her tumor markers down for several years...

  19. ARIMIDEX
    ... point being, if you think this is bad, you should take Tamoxifen . I’m am so sick of not being able to find any feedback ... on this drug because, while Tamoxifen has been around for years, and those horror stories...
    ... point being, if you think this is bad, you should take Tamoxifen . I’m am so sick of not being able to find any ... feedback on this drug because, while Tamoxifen has been around for years, and those horror stories...
    ... following by mastectomy and ovaries removed. I took tamoxifen for 4 days. I was lying down not able to move or talk...

  20. afraid of never getting pregnant!
    ... and Her-2-neu positive. They also want me to take tamoxifen , in all I would not be able to get pregnant until...

  21. I declined chemo & had my ovaries out instead
    ... for herceptin. Additionally they want me to take tamoxifen . This is very upsetting due to my age. My husband...

  22. skipping the radiation...
    ... there are clinical trials underway now to see whether tamoxifen will help. It is a decision her and the doctor...

  23. Can anyone help with MICRO-CALCIFICATIONS???
    ... hyperplasia may also be recommended to take the drug tamoxifen to help prevent breast cancer. While the appearance ... Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), tamoxifen was found to reduce the risk of breast cancer development ... high-risk women studied. In addition, five years of tamoxifen treatment decreased breast cancer risk by 86% in women ... atypical hyperplasia. However, the risks associated with tamoxifen therapy must be considered, including an increased...
    ... Also, I did in fact ask the specialist about taking Tamoxifen . He advised against it, saying that the risks involved ... Or should I seek a second opinion about starting Tamoxifen ? Sorry this is becoming a bit long-winded, but my...
    ... reproduce, breast cancer cells require estrogen. Tamoxifen is an "anti-estrogen" and works by competing with ... think you don't have to decide right now about the tamoxifen . If your next mammogram shows any changes, then your ... isn't right now is because in most cases, the use of tamoxifen as a prevention is reserved for people with a family ... if your tissues change first. The good news about tamoxifen is that is works best for someone your age. I'd...

  24. Breast Cancer and LUPUS
    ... by 7 weeks of radiation. I am in my last year of tamoxifen therapy. I never regained my strength and have continued...

  25. side effects of radiation and tamoxifen
    ... Radiation causes secondary cancers, and tamoxifen causes blood clots and uterin cancers. [This message...

  26. Chemo treatment
    ... of chemo, 7 weeks of radiation and continue to take tamoxifen . I have had excellent checkups and am still "free...

  27. Advice about Breast Cancer
    ... which is extremely anoying!! Anyway, she was put on Tamoxifen for a week and then taken off them because the particular...

  28. tamoxifen
    ... I will start with Tamoxifen end of this month and I am also courios of the side...
    ... Hello, I will start with Tamoxifen end of this month and I am also bvery curious about...
    ... There are some natural alternatives to tamoxifen. Tamoxifen can cause cancer of the uterus, liver, etc. I had ... out why my platelet count was low - it can be due to tamoxifen . So, i've gone to a nutritional doctor, and am taking ... breast cancer) naturally. You can go to websites on tamoxifen and also estrogen and there is something called 'estrogen ... may have as well. Just helping. Even though the tamoxifen has benefits, it has many drawbacks, as well, and ... Check him out. I didnt' want to suffer on that tamoxifen and I really hope none of you do. Good luck....
    ... well, and it's supposed to have all the benefits of tamoxifen , without the side effects. I am looking forward to...
    ... happen, but if it didn't then i know it's from the tamoxifen . my breast surgeon even said it was a good ideae ... know. Have you all seen suzanne somers talk about tamoxifen , etc? Finally, someone stood up to say it sucks!...
    ... i was on tamoxifen before and now i am on Aromasin. the nausea is so...

  29. Just introducing myself..
    ... had chemo and radiation and I am currently taking tamoxifen . I am married with two children. I had reconsrtuctive...
    ... since you've had chemo, etc. how are you doing on the tamoxifen ? Any side effects>? nancerina...

  30. Breast Cancer
    ... Did any of you feel this way ? I will start with Tamoxifen now for 5 years. How long did you wait after the chemo ... to start with Tamoxifen ? Another thing in my mind now is the periodic scans ... on the tumour bed. Had chemo for 4 AC. will have Tamoxifen for 5 years. ...

  31. pain post lumpectomy
    ... especially around the time of my period. I'm also on Tamoxifen which seems to have decreased the pain some....

Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian board

  1. has anyone?????
    ... info. I had breast cancer (insitu) and was put on Tamoxifen .Due to the increase risk of uterine cancer, while...

  2. Fallopian Cancer
    ... cancer was found during a hysterectomy.I was taking Tamoxifen for breast cancer and my doctor thought it would be...

  3. overian cancer menopause
    ... going back to have checked 7 weeks time. I was on tamoxifen for a year and the last 2 on arimidex. I am very...

  4. my mum has ovarian cancer
    ... my liver. They are using breast cancer drugs now, Tamoxifen , Femara and now Faslodex. Sometimes I get scared,...

  5. I have to have LEEP and it's ruining my life.
    ... mastectomy almost 3 years ago and opted not to take the Tamoxifen . They took my off HRT because of the cancer and then...

  6. Fluid adjacent to ovary? Caused by??
    ... excessive gonadotrophin stimulation or sensitivity. Tamoxifen and clomiphene citrate can cause benign functional...

  7. Cervical Cancer and pregnancy
    ... offering a little info. What pill is she taking? Tamoxifen ? (To be effective, Tamoxifen must be taken for 5...

  8. Biospy and about the Dr.
    ... years ago, to check for Uterine cancer, since I'm on Tamoxifen . The biopsy was very quick, and it DOES get your attention...

Cancer: Colon board

  1. Family History of Colon Cancer
    ... Oncologist Blood test CT Scan GI Endoscopy Stay on Tamoxifen for 5 years - just finsihed by 2nd year I was told...

  2. update and rectal surgery
    ... developing uterine cancer along with colon. I was also on Tamoxifen at the time of dx. The surgeon now says I should...

  3. LeslieTOO-Genetic Colon Ca
    ... After the mastectomy my oncologist put me on tamoxifen as the type of cancer cells in the breast were estrogen ... positive. The drug tamoxifen is given to help prevent a second cancer of the breast...

Cancer: Skin board

  1. Husbnd just diagnosed
    ... should ask about the combination of cisplatin and tamoxifen . Here is an article about this treatment: [url...

Cancer: Thyroid board

  1. Is there a link between breast cancer and thyroid cancer?
    ... cancer and have to take the estrogen blockers such as tamoxifen and femera, that interferes with your thyroid hormone...
    ... just had to take radiation treatment and then took tamoxifen for 5 yrs and am on my 3rd yr. of femera. I have...

Cancer: Uterine board

  1. Very Scared Endometrial Cells On My Pap Test My Mother Died Of Uterine Cancer At 49!
    ... board about women who got uterine cancer from tamoxifen to treat their breast cancer and one woman...

Chemotherapy board

  1. Life after chemotherapy without remission, ovarian
    ... emotherapy for a year with limited success. I have been on tamoxifen for 4 months. My CA125 has come down some. We are...

Leukemia board

  1. aml-chemo or stem cell transplant?
    ... Taxol. After surgery and radiation and four years of Tamoxifen , I was in remission. Four years later, I got a cough...

Mesothelioma board

  1. after some info PLEASE
    ... suspected metastatic breast cancer so I was treated with Tamoxifen and Lupron for about a year. The fluid came and went...

  2. So SCARED!!!!!!
    ... December. Because of the misdiagnosis I was put on Tamoxifen because they suspected breast cancer. I was only...

Hormone Problems board

  1. Anyone out there taking Bio-Identical Hormones?
    ... She lost her breast, 6 months of chemo, 5 years of Tamoxifen , and then reconstructive surgery with a tummy tuck...

  2. Hormone problems
    ... Thank you for your reply. They want her to take tamoxifen ....

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. Cat scan this Friday, adrenal "c"?
    ... advanced breast cancer---they try to reduce estrogen with tamoxifen , and other similar drugs, because they think it plays...

  2. Help with lab results
    ... am not on any thyroid meds.The only meds I take is tamoxifen and a beta blocker for some heart palps. I dont have...

  3. Anyone have radiation/Xray as a child and now have thyroid problems?
    ... I am with no back up - no chemo, no radiation, no Tamoxifen as I am on Raloxifen for my severe osteoporosis (10 ... it was more important to take that rather than the Tamoxifen . I am not able to take any other osteo drug. ...

  4. Radioactive Iodine pill can cause cancer of the kidneys, etc.
    ... still hanging in there at 5 years - could not take Tamoxifen either as I am on Raloxifen for osteoporosis and that...

  5. Bio-Identical hormones
    ... because of breast cancer 8 yrs. ago. I have been on tamoxifen and femera (estrogen blocker) since then. I explained...

  6. Has anyone read "The Thyroid Solution"?
    ... though. Also he stated that anyone who had used Tamoxifen , an estrogen blocker, would need to take more thyroid...

  7. New labs...Am I still too low, hypo??? Midwest..Gopherhead, anyone
    ... previous thread I had explained that I have been on Tamoxifen 5 yrs. , skipped a yr. and have been on Femera for...

  8. Meep, Midwest, Anyone...Someone please diagnose me
    ... that was estergen induced. so for 5 yrs. I was on tamoxifen ( a drug that blocks or kills your estrogen). 1 yr...
    ... is entirely possible. When I saw that you were on Tamoxifen I just about spit my coffee over my monitor. Tamoxifen ... help with estrogen dominance and with osteoporosis. Tamoxifen while helping with breast cancer can cause endometrial...

  9. Recheck on TSH..you're cured!
    ... .you are 59 yrs. old, a breast cancer survivor on Tamoxifen taking high blood pressure medication..bottom line...
    ... .you are 59 yrs. old, a breast cancer survivor on Tamoxifen taking high blood pressure medication..bottom line...
    ... .you are 59 yrs. old, a breast cancer survivor on Tamoxifen taking high blood pressure medication..bottom line...

  10. New here - ? about Hypo & depression - undertreatment?
    ... had a bi-lateral mastectomy, chemo and then was on Tamoxifen and injections to keep me in a chemically induced ... getting worse. Additionally, I am now off of the Tamoxifen and injections and all my doctors believe that I will...

Infertility board

  1. should i change doctors - I dont know what to do- my story
    ... for me. So my dr put be on clomid 3 months and then tamoxifen for 1 month with no luck. My dr said that we should...

  2. Hard decision to make.
    ... last year.My doctor had me try a 3 month course of tamoxifen which stimulates the ovaries for 3 months which also...

  3. Not looking good ...
    ... have decided to try naturally with a 3 month trial of tamoxifen , and if that fails will have to consider IVF next...

  4. Anyone Starting an IVF Cycle?
    ... work can predict this.He suggested a 3 month trial of tamoxifen (an alternative to clomid) to stimulate my ovaries ... with a different drug protocol could be tried if the tamoxifen trial doesnt work as a final option if I wanted to...
    ... you still have several options available to you ( tamoxifen , ivf with a different protocol, donor egg) and an...

Pregnancy board

  1. Pregnant just before IVF and after clomid
    ... have not been ovulating. I have been on clomid and tamoxifen and they haven't worked. I finished the tamoxifen...

  2. black cohosh????
    ... With the exception of a possible interaction with tamoxifen , there are no known interactions between black cohosh...

Trying to Conceive (TTC) board

  1. How do you finally just give up trying and stop hurting
    ... me up and put me on clomid and then this last month tamoxifen . Still no luck. Tamoxifen messed me up last month...

  2. bleeding a week after ovulating and a week before period due - whats going on?
    ... for 3 months with no luck. This month he put me on tamoxifen which does the same thing as clomid. My temperature...

High Cholesterol board

  1. Policosanol
    ... statin drugs because she had breast cancer and took tamoxifen which affected her liver. She said 20 mgs. of Policonsanol...

  2. Cerebellar Ataxia and cholesterol lowering medication
    ... clomipramine, fluoxetine, imipreamine, perhexiline, tamoxifen , thioridazine, and zimelidine. The bind to the NPC...
    ... clomipramine, fluoxetine, imipreamine, perhexiline, tamoxifen , thioridazine, and zimelidine. The bind to the NPC...

Fibromyalgia board

  1. Disability and FM
    ... fibromyalgia was caused by breast cancer, and the tamoxifen she had to be on for almost five years. She couldn...

Liver & Pancreas Disorders board

  1. Giant Liver Hemangioma
    ... taking Arimidex, which I am now taking instead of Tamoxifen for my previous bc, and the Arimidex causes a lot...

  2. Elevated Liver Enzyme Tests - Need some reassurance
    ... and 9 month breast cancer survivor. I also was on Tamoxifen for 5 years and just finished the course of it 2 months...

  3. hepatic adenoma
    ... anyone know anything about the breast cancer drug tamoxifen being used for liver adenomas? How about vitamin...


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