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Tamoxifen

badger
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Joined: Apr 2003

I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer (21 of 26 nodes affected, cancer in the liver and spine) after being on Tamoxifen for two years as a cancer preventative! Although there is no definite proof, the doctors think that the Tamoxifen actually triggered this (also, the cancer is estrogen positive) I've just finished chemo - the last scan showed no discernable cancer in the liver, although there are still spots in the spine. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I would appreciate hearing from you. Judith

jeancmici
Posts: 682
Joined: Feb 2001

Judith,

Did you have any bone scans etc. after your initial cancer diagnosis - and did you have chemo etc. along with taking the tamoxifen?

One of the RARE side effects of tamoxifen is liver cancer - like being damned if you do and damned if you don't. Glad to hear your last scans showed improvement - hope it continues. thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Jean

Jolene1
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2003

I was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago May. Never had and kind of bone scans or Mri's,i was on tamoxifen for almost 1 year and had a side affect from it. The lining of my uterus was getting thick and they where afraid of cancer so they stopped it. I go to the Oncologist every six months and so far so good. Often wonder why they never do and scans but they say the doc know's best.My lymp nodes where all negative which was a plus for me.When hearing the word cancer you change your out look on life very quickly.My name is Jolene by the way if you need to talk my email address is jolene.sheehy@prodigy.net Good Luck And a good outlook helps.

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