Apr 11, 2011 - 12:09 am
I was diagnosed in Sept of 2010 with Stage 3 bc. 2 tumors in right breast with 4 out of 18 lymph nodes involved. After undergoing a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemo (every two weeks) and 30 rounds of radiation, my dr has prescribed Tamoxifen for the next 5 yrs with an AI for 5 yrs after that.
After researching the drug, I am now too afraid to take it. I am really struggling with the side effect possibilities. I'm afraid that taking this to prevent a re-occurrence will result in a diff cancer. Would I be better off with a double mastectomy to prevent the issue?
Please share with me your thoughts and experiences with this med.
Thanks so much and God bless!