I had a lumpectomy in May. Small lump-less than 1/2" and the cancer had not spread to the any lymph nodes. I am now down to the last 12 of 33 radiation treatments. My surgeon, the radiation oncologist and medical oncologist have all recommended that I take Tamoxifen after the radiation is over.
HOWEVER, I have some serious reservations about taking it because of the endless amount of side effects and long-term health problems that may arise. As most of us know, radiation alone can cause heart damage and I'm not sure I want or need to add any more to that list. Does anyone else have these same feelings? Please let me know--it is a big decision.