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  •  OK, tamoxifen as prevention (3+ / 0-)
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    SoCalSal, LSophia, StateofEuphoria

    is a whole different story. Even apart from the increased risk of cervical cancer, which I do recall hearing about now that you mention it, it has other, less serious, but still annoying side effects. My husband's aunt, whose cancer had not metastasized, ended up getting herself taken off it because she found them unbearable (and she's still with us, almost 20 years later, and over 90 years of age).

    But for people in our mothers' position, it is, literally, a life saver. It's not always the drug per se, but how it is used.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 08:47:28 PM PST

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