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Tamoxifen

Nflinchum
Posts: 74
Joined: Jun 2012

I was diagnosed with PPC stage IV in December of 2011. I had major surgery and just completed 9 cycles of chemo. My CT scan has came back with no reocurring cancer. I just saw my doctor today and the options he gave me were 3 more cycles of chemo, observation or take orally the drug tamoxifen 20 mg. He suggested to take the drug. My question is has anyone taken this drug and what are the side effects you have experienced? Does it treat you like chemo treatments in your veins? Thanks!

jt25741
Posts: 23
Joined: Apr 2012

It is not Chemo. You can learn about it on the internet. It is a hormone therapy often used for maintenance and to keep people in remission is ER+ cancers. Congratulations on your NED. This is quite an accomplishment for PPC IV. My wife has the same type of disease but not nearly as fortunate.

Nflinchum
Posts: 74
Joined: Jun 2012

Thank you so much. I have researched it on the Internet. But was hoping to find someone that has or was taking the drug. Sorry about your wife good luck to you guys.

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