Jan 30, 2010 - 7:26 pm
My doctor said that we will discuss Tamoxifen. I had negative nodes and clear margins with a bilateral mastectomy (very small area (0.5cm) of invasive cells; otherwise, all DCIS). I am concerned about the risks of tamoxifen, particularly that of uterine cancer. I have none of the risk factors for breast cancer but I got it. With my family history of ALL cancers, I worry that the risks of Tamoxifen for me would be greater than the benefits. Doc says without tamoxifen, I have a 94% survivability rate. With tamoxifen, that goes up to 98%. Have any of you decided against taking Tamoxifen? If so, why? If not, why not?