Nov 17, 2011 - 7:09 pm
This year my mom developed breast cancer and the doctor prescribed Tamoxifen. Thankfully her network of friends warned her away from this drug. And as I learned more about it, it made me wonder how many women were taking the drug without fully understanding the extreme risks involved? My mother's doctor glossed over it and from what I hear...that is all too common. Anyway, I'm a journalist. And this has put a fire under my rear to look into this issue. What I've found is disturbing and that's why I'm now on this chat board.
I am doing an investigative story on Tamoxifen. The breast cancer treatment & prevention drug that has been repeatedly found to cause aggressive uterine cancer in women were otherwise cancer-free. In my effort to find why this drug is still on the market as a 'prevention' drug, I need to find women who've used it and developed the harsh side effects listed with the drug.
I need a human face on the problem. As the drug company profits and powerful lobbies work to keep it on the market, I need your help. I don't think the seriousness of the issue impacts people until they understand this could be their mother, sister, aunt, best friend, or even themselves.
That said, is there anyone out there who would be willing to tell their story to me? Awareness is key and your voices make all the difference.
Thanks for your help.