Questions for people who have taken tamoxifen?

i have stage 1 breast cancer. Thankfully they aren't going to do a masechtomy.Im not worried about the 8 weeks of radiation either. TAMOXIFEN. thats what Im worried about.I am 43. i enjoy sex. I am an avid hiker. I ride a bike. Will all of this be curtailed by Tamoxifen? Is there anyone out there who has experienced life with this drug?

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  • 1 month ago
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    I had stage 1 breast cancer and because there was more than one spot they did a mastectomy. Thankfully I did not have to have chemo but I took tamoxifen for 10 years. I didn’t have any side effects from the tamoxifen. I have heard others have, but I was fortunate and had none. I can truly say that I lived exactly like I did prior to my cancer diagnosis. That was in 2005 and (knock on wood) I have not had a a cancer recurrence. 

  • Tavy
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    1 month ago

    My friend was on it for 30 years, no side affects whatsoever. She died of old age.

    UK

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