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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?
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Default Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ? - 01-08-2009, 12:09 AM

What are the side effects of Tamoxifen ? What body organs are affected with cancer after having breast cancer before it reaches your uterus ?
   
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Default 01-08-2009, 12:34 PM

Its advised to take Tamoxifen for 5 years as a treatment for breast cancer. After that there is a small chance of cancer in the uterus occuring. No other body organs are affected by the Tamoxifen only the uterus.If the breast cancer is hormone related, then Tamoxofen works by reducing the amount of oestrogen in your body, as the cancer cells feed on the eostrogen.Why the Tamoxifen should affect the uterus after 5yrs Im not sure, except that it is hormone related.
   
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Default 01-08-2009, 04:33 PM

Why it decreases the incidence of breast cancer reoccurrence it increases your chances of developing uterine cancer. You need to have pelvic ultrasounds done and if there is any thickening of your uterus you will need to have an endometrial biopsy done. If you have any vaginal bleeding you must inform your oncologist so they can arrange a biopsy.. I had breast cancer and have pasted the 5 year mark with the tamoxifen and am now on femera. Along the way I have had 3 biopsy's done, all were negative.
   
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