Hysterectomy After Taking Tamoxifen?

Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
It seems that on a lot of posts that women have to have hysterectomy's after starting and taking Tamoxifen. Anyone here know anything about that? Thanks!


  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    small percentage of a possible se
    The only thing that I can think of is that I know that it's listed as a possible side effect and they say that it's a small percentage,of uterine cancer and thickening of the uterine walls. Once again I stress that they say small percentage!!
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    I was on Tamoxifen for 9
    I was on Tamoxifen for 9 months and my oncologist switched me to Aromasin because I started spotting. He wasn't sure if it contributed to it but changed me just in case partly because of my history (I have a sister who had uterine cancer). I ended up having a D&C because I had uterine polyps. Not cancer. I haven't heard about woman needed hysterectomys because of it. I know you should get check ups if on it though.
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    I have read that uterine
    I have read that uterine cancer can be a side effect of Tamoxifen. I am not sure about the percentages on that though.
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