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stop tamoxifen during chemo ??

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Re: stop tamoxifen during chemo ??

I have been told tamoxifen will be stopped while I am on chemo so I think it is pretty standard. I don't know the reason. Maybe the chemo knocks your hormones out anyway (periods often stop) so it's not needed at the same time?
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Re: stop tamoxifen during chemo ??

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stop tamoxifen during chemo ??

Have been on tamoxifen since diagnosis and through 2 surgeries (around 4 months). Had my first chemo 10 days ago (yuk) but bit surprised to get a letter from my oncologist in the post this morning stating that I should stop taking tamoxifen during the chemo. Is this normal ??? Anyone else got any experience - stopped taking or still taking?
I am wondering why this wasn't discussed at my first appointment, did they forget to tell me?? Not knowing any different I had obviously still been taking the tamoxifen. The letter made no suggestions of why I should stop, they do like to scare us don't they. It will certainly be discussed at our next appointment!
Vicky xx