I was diagnoised with stage 0 bc in 2004 @ the age of 34. I had a mascetomy the same year followed by immediate chemo for 9 months. Then I had to have radation for a number of doses. There was so many, i can't remember how many. All i know is that I was @ the radialogist everyday for 3+ months. When I finished my chemo, my encologist put me on tamoxifen and told me i would be on it for 5 years. I was counting the years, months, days, weeks until 2 weeks ago, he informed me that he didn't want me to stop taking the medicine. My question is has anyone been on tamoxifen more than the "5 year recommended treatment" and if anyone knows if it is safe to stay on it. I am not menopausel. I have had recent leg pains and don't know if it's because I gained weight (35 lbs. in a year). I really hope someone can help me.View Thread
celinaliz, welcome! What stage is your cancer and did your doctor dicuss your options with you? All I can suggest is that you do your own research on breast cancer. It will help you to understand the diease better. Listen very carefully to your doctors and trust them. They are there, like us to help you get thru this and want you to live! I know how frightened you may feel right now, but I am here if you just wanna talk.View Thread
know what you mean about the tiredness. Since I have been on tamoxifen, i feel very fatigued at times, Kathypaper. I have been on tamoxifen for 5 years now and have not experienced any bubbles in my skin, but do have a lot of leg problems. Are you taking any multivitamins? I take some and find them to give me a little pep sometimes.View Thread
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