Hello sweet soul, Words can’t express how good it feels to be posting a blog post again! I’ve been insanely busy now that I started working again… hence why I always say, (if you’re on sick leave due to treatments), TAKE THIS TIME TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO, BUT NEVER HAVE THE TIME TO DO SO! as much as I`m happy to be back to work, feeling better and busier than ever… Good news is, I’m working for an amazing cause now! Yes, life drastically stops, but if you just change your perspective… I’m a proud Project Manager for Philanthropic Development at Leucan, the association for children with cancer. So if you ever you feel like planning a fundraiser one day benefiting the kids… What’s awesome is that I no longer have to see my surgical oncologist every 6 months anymore. If your cancer is hormonal, your oncologist will mostly likely prescribe you with Tamoxifen for 5-10 years to block the actions of estrogen. This post is NOT to tell you whether or not you should take Tamoxifen. I’m just here to tell you about MY personal experience. and the main problem I have, is remembering to take it every day!!! I had to stop everything I’m doing because I’ve been getting several emails and comments about this one question that I just had to answer. If you don’t know what Tamoxifen is, let me explain. so instead of answering hundreds of emails asking the same question… 🙂5 SIDE EFFECTS TO EXPECT AFTER 1 YEAR OF TAMOXIFEN: I think the scariest part about taking the Tamoxifen is the more severe but low-risk side effects such as uterine cancer, stroke, or a blood clot in the lung, which can be fatal. I was told that research proves that it helps prevent recurrence. I`m going to do ANYTHING it takes to not let breast cancer come back. If you’re scared that if you don’t take it, your cancer may come back … Worse case if your body isn’t reacting well to it, then stop taking it! Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Because of these findings, women on tamoxifen are encouraged to have yearly gynecological exams. Any abnormal bleeding or uterine pain should be reported. Nov 8, 2015. I think the scariest part about taking the Tamoxifen is the more severe but low-risk side effects such as uterine cancer, stroke, or a blood clot in.