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3/17/2017I am almost three years out from stage 1a lumpectomy. 55 years old...no periods for almost three years...Been on tamoxifen since surgery. Everything is good. My doc wants to switch me off of tamoxifen to a different post menopausal med (not sure of the name) but my hormones are still low (in the 20's) inching up but not significant. He suggest two options 1)take hormone injections or 2)remove ovaries and tubes (I had tubes tied 13 years ago).
Either option would put me in full menopause and allow the change in meds. I am leaning toward the complete removal. Any pros or con for either.
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3/19/2017Would really become a personal choice. Some women would not want to take the 2 meds (suppressing ovarian function and the aromatase inhibitor while some women women would not want to undergo the surgery. Having ovaries removed does decrease risk of ovarian cancer in the future. Good seek a second opinion just for additional thoughts. Best wishes

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