I know this is Off Topic, but I know the majority here are ladies, so hoped I could get some advice. Or at least direction to a more suitable forum?
My wife had breast cancer 3 years ago. Thankfully, the small lump was removed successfully & after 6 weeks radiotherapy, she was given the all clear. She was also given 20mg Tamoxifen for 10 years.
Since taking Tamoxifen she's had several side effects. Hot flushes, profuse sweating (with a sour odour), throbbing legs, insomnia, mood swings.
She is convinced she's going through the change (she's 51). Could be, but I'm not convinced.
She would like to stop taking it altogether, but is understandably terrified of cancer returning.
We saw the Oncologist last week & raised the question about it. We asked about the one-size-fits-all dosing. She's 5' 2", 8st (112lb / 51kg). He was quite dismissive & waffled something. Not at all convincing given her side effects.
So my question is :
- Any advice with regards reducing the 20mg Tamoxifen dose? Or ceasing altogether?
- Are there more gentle alternatives? Clomid or Arimidex etc.?