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Re: Tamoxifen



I am the same as ann, post menopausal but because I have osteoporosis of the spine I was put on tamoxifen rather than letrozole as it is kinder on the bones.  I have been on it for almost 2 years now with very little se.



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Re: Tamoxifen

Hi Moonwing,

If you're post menopausal, then tamoxifen is actually protective of bones. I've been on it for over 2 years now without any significant issues. As I'm now post menopausal, I do have the option of going onto anastrazole, but the onc & surgeon were happy for me to stay on tamox, which I preferred.

Wishing you well with your decision.

ann x

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Registered: ‎11-09-2018


Has anybody decided NOT to take this?  My radiotheraapy (for 3 weeks) starts the week after next.  The oncologist has discussed taking Tamoxifen with me, almost as if this is a given for every patient.  I already have severe osteoarthritis and joint pain - I need a hip and a knee replacement, but these have had to be deferred until cancer treatment is finished.  I am really not keen for further joint damage, particularly as the odds for the cancer returning are not very much higher without hormone therapy.  Wonder what other people think?