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Questions about Hormonal Therapy.
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|2/11/2006||51 years old, diagnosed with IDC, small tumor. Went in for wider excision, and sentinal biopsy. Nodes were negative. On initial biopsy, ER/PR report was negative-8%. After wider excision, path report stated they recalculated the ER/PR and it is 18%- good news. Will start Tamoxifen after radiation. I am still very regular with my periods. Will this send me into menopause or will this just delay everything for several years? Just wondered what role the Tamoxifen will play in my menopause. Thanks for a great site!|
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|2/12/2006||you may find your periods stopping or coming less often and due to your age by the time you finish tamoxifen therapy you WILL be in menopause.|
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