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03/06/2005I'm a 44 yr old woman with Stage II breast cancer. I had a left mastecomy and Free FLAP reconstruction 1/31. On 3-18, I'm starting AC than Taxol chemo- 8 treatments.Since my tumor was both Estrogen and Progestone positive and I'm premenpasual.... I will also followup with tamoxifen .I've been reading that there are more effective hormonal therapy drugs than Tamoxifen ; but they are only for postmenupasual woman. I'm blessed with two small children and we do not plan to expand our family. So my question is, would forcing menupause lower my risk of breast reoccurance? for not only breast cancer but for ovarian cancer too! I understand you can do this by having the ovaries removed or by injections?I'm very healthy otherwise and came through surgery with no issues?
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03/06/2005In some cases this is done so ask your medical oncologist about it in more depth. its call ovarian ablation.

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