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ONE more month and NO MORE tamoxifen...yippp

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Onocologist today-one more script (month) of tamoxifen then off it...5 yrs is done. I was going to be at the one year mark for office appts but since I had 2nd lumpectomy in Nov-thought cancer thankfully scar tissue-anyhow one more time at 6mths then once  a year. fingers crossed



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That is great news about the tamoxifen.  Shall  we do the happy dance?





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I started dacing in the office yesterday...so you can join me since still dancing this am..



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Great to hear Denise!  I have one more script and then I am done with my Aromasin.  I am excited and nervous at the same time.  I wish you a lifetime with no recurrences!



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I'm back on it....new study for us 5-9 year BC warriors....25% reduced chance of reoccurance....


Hugs, Kathi

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Kathi: I was wondering about that-prior to my appt -hearing many staying on 7-9 yrs...how did you decide? or did you Dr just tell you that you should stay on it longer.


I did have to have total hysterctomy 2 yrs ago due to very enlarged uterus.



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Please do all you can to avoid a recurrence.  Usually they offer 2-3 years of an Aromatase Inhibitor.  You don't want a recurrence.

Do give this option of continuing on with some protection.



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Denise, I am so glad that you are coming to the end of your Tamoxifen days. But given the new research on how Tamoxifen could help women from getting recurrences better if taken for 10 years, have you discussed this with your oncologist?

I have been reading about that quite frequently as of late.

Please talk to your oncologist about this. Although we don't know what lies ahead, I would want everyone to do everything thing they think is possible to ward off more breast cancer.

Let us know what you think!


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My onocologist never mentioned..just asked if I need script for ONE MORE MONTH..i said yes...perhaps I should call her back..since most of the apt was with PA/ dr came in a the end..



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