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Condition: Breast Cancer
7/21/2014 1:53:56 PM

Reviewer: Sjackson, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS in July of 2013. After participating in a drug study I had a lumpectomy in November of 2013. I then started 33 radiation treatments. After which I started Tamoxifen. I lasted 35 days of taking 20 mg each day. I have severe hot flashes, nausea, bone pain and hardly any sleep. I spoke with the dr and he wanted me to stay on it. I had to dig deep within me but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
7/11/2014 11:34:29 PM

Reviewer: Kim, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am 37 and have been taking T for 3 1/2 years. My dr told me he is going to have me take T for longer than the standard 5 years. All of my scans since surgery and treatments have been clear. I have heard a lot of bad reviews on this medication but I have not had bad side effects. Very rarely, I will have mild hot flashes. I have also had some weigh gain,but not enough to make me stop taking the m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
6/27/2014 1:06:21 AM

Reviewer: 6 yrs cancer free, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took Tamoxifen for 5.5 yrs for treatment of breast cancer after a mastectomy. The only side-effect I noticed was that my post-menopausal hot flashes were a little more frequent. No big deal. Don't be scared off by all the negative posts; I think generally only people with bad experiences post.

Condition: Breast Cancer
6/23/2014 12:23:01 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
had several fevers over 101 and had excruciating bone pain all over making it difficult to sleep or get up from sofa.

Condition: Breast Cancer
5/22/2014 7:06:32 PM

Reviewer: Jeff, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am a 57 year old male who has been taking T for almost 5 yrs. my oncologists (2) now want me to take it for another 5 yrs. I just can't do it! Weight gain (30 lbs), depression, loss of sex drive, achy joints, hot flashes, fatigue-should I go on? Have decided to stop the medication and see what happens! Have read a lot of reviews from women but none from men.

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