Thanks for posting.
It’s really difficult to say if and when someone’s periods will return after breast cancer treatment as this varies so much from woman to woman.
Periods can return when someone is on tamoxifen but they don’t always or they may return but be lighter and irregular.
Even if periods don’t return it is still possible to become pregnant so contraception should still be used.
I’m unsure if you are wondering about future fertility. If so our information here might be helpful.
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Hi , I have received 3 FEC 3 Docetaxele , my last session was in October 2018,now on tamoxifin, I am 38, may last period was in September 2018.
will my periods start agaein? when? and should I need to use contraceptives?