tamoxifen worries

i had my mastectomy in july 2014 with snb … all nodes clear…turned out grade1 stage1… so as my surgeon stated if i was to get cancer i got the best one to have… which is all well and good but now on tamoxifen for the next 5 years… is there an alternative to tamoxifen i could be using as have read tamoxifen can cause other cancers which i really dont wanna tempt fate with…if ime premenapause and these are to block the estrogen would it not be more of a choice to have the other boob removed or incase of cervical cancer then at 43 can they or would they give me a hysterectomy to lessen the risk of cervical cancer caused by tamoxifen, then perhaps i wont mind as much taking the tamoxifen if they were really nec… my main concern is taking tamoxifen which may lead to more cancers but in the cervix etc… i really dont know where to go to ask these questions i have apart from here

Hi Englishrose2905

Welcome to the BCC discussion forums, you’ve come to the right place where I am sure you will get lots of good, honest support from the many informed users of this site.

I have put for you below the link to BCC’s publication for Tamoxifen and hope you find it helpful


Also please find the link below to the area of this website where different hormone drugs for breast cancer is discussed.  As well as the information I have linked to please don’t hesitate to contact our helpline team and talk to them about your worries/concerns, they’re here to support you through this.  Calls are free, 0808 800 6000 lines open weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2.


Take care,

Jo, Moderator

Hi iam on day 8 with this hormone tab I was on hrt for 20years and they said it was feeding my cancer so off them now I do not know why iam on them iam 66 but they said it would keep my bones from breaking easy funny enough had letter from hospital this week to go gor a bone scan iam staring radiation next moth so do not know how they expect me to fit it in xxi have lost 1stone since my op which is great xx