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5 yrs tamoxifen


Re: 5 yrs tamoxifen

Lincs Lady


The current reccommendation is 10years.  I guess it depends on your consultant but the 10years is based on a huge study at Manchester.  I can only say what happens at the unit where i have been treated.  I have been on Tamoxifen now for 2 years (commenced following Chemo Surgery and rads) and likely to be transferred to Letrozole for the further 8 years with Calcium / vit D. Am just waiting for DEXA scan next week. I am 53 and was considered post menopausal when i commenced but my Pathology put my Estrogen 8/8 and Progestron 8/8 which is why i commenced on Tamoxifen. And yes generally people are changed from 5 to 10 years.


Hope this is helpful.  Take Care  Gilly x 


Re: 5 yrs tamoxifen

Hi lincs_lady


I am recently diagnosed and have been told I will need to take Tamoxifen for 10 years. I am age 50 and classed as post menopausal as I had a hysterectomy in 2010. Will be interesting if they increase the 5 years to 10 for ladies finishing the 5 years.





5 yrs tamoxifen

hello all its been a while since i was on here

ive now been on tamoxifen for 5 yrs and am waiting consultants appointment.

i just wondered what the latest advice is re taking tam for 10 yrs?

how do they decide if its to your advantage, or is it postcode lottery?

also if i stop will periods return im 48

thanks in advance x