Good afternoon ladies,
I was diagnosed with estrogen positive DCIS in September, had a lumpectomy in October and completed radiation in February. I had an appointment today with my oncologist to discuss estrogen blocking medications.
I was expecting her to recommend an aromatase inhibitor and was surprised when she said that my risk of recurrence was less than the risk of their quality of life altering side effects. Instead she wanted me to consider Tamoxifen. But tamoxifen is contraindicated for other medical issues I have.
So she is recommending Raloxifene (Evista)
It is an estrogen modulator that decreases the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It also promotes bone strength and is used to treat osteoporosis.
Is anyone familiar with or taking this med to prevent estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?
Thanks in advance for any information to help me decide if I should begin taking Raloxifene.
R in NYC