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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Cancer
Question: my daughter had a double mastectomy, 6 chemo treatments three weeks apart, then had her ovaries removed to stop hormone production all last year. With the ovaries gone, does she still need to take the tamoxifen citrate?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. Yes, she requires Tamoxifen

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear.

I have gone through the details. So to stop the extra-ovarian source of estrogen from acting, Tamoxifen or another hormonal agent needs to be taken.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks and regards


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