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Tamoxifen to Reduce Lump

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Caffy
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Re: Tamoxifen to Reduce Lump

I looked into this but decided against it and had surgery first. Which was the right decision for me as the tumour ended up being bigger than the MRI scan had shown.  Good luck with whatever you decide xx

GingerBun
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Re: Tamoxifen to Reduce Lump

I felt they were pushing the tablet option first. We will wait and see when I am reviewed at my next appointment
worrier
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Re: Tamoxifen to Reduce Lump

My Bc surgeon considered reducing my lump before surgery but the onco said the effect would be minimal. I opted for mastectomy after reading that lumpectomy doesn't always work and may need more surgery. Do research and make decision that is best for you.
BonitaE_BCC
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Re: Tamoxifen to Reduce Lump

Hi GingerBun, 

 

Welcome to the forum and I am sure some of our users will be along to share their experiences and show their support soon. 

 

In the meantime you can always post on our Ask the Nurse board or call our helpline on 0808 800 6000, who will be able to talk you through any questions you have and offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below:

 

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GingerBun
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Tamoxifen to Reduce Lump

Hi, I am new to this forum and can't find a thread on this.  

 

I was wondering if anyone had experience of taking tamoxifen to reduce their lump prior to surgery and how successful that was.

 

If I was to have surgery now I would require a mastectomy, however was given this option to try and avoid that and have a lumpectomy.

 

We agreed I had nothing to lose in trying this option as cancer is stage 1.