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Is tamoxifen a drug that has chemo in it ? Please help battle between my hubby and I..

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anonymous

Survivor since 2013 almost 7 years
 
  • Tamara Davidson Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    ABSOLUTLY is chemotheraphy just google it ,, may be promoted as a hormone blocker but is chemotherapy in a pill form ,,,,get educated bout what u take and put in ur body
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Roberta S Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    No. It's a hormone blocker.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    When I googled it , I found out that it is classified as a chemo drug. It is used to treat breast cancer and to prevent new breast cancer. It is also used in metastatic breast cancer to stop cancer growth
    almost 7 years Flag
    • Tamara Davidson Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      U r right

      almost 7 years Flag
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    YES, all the hormone blockers are in a class of chemo that block the hormone making cells. Same as herceptin. Most don't refer to it as chemo cuz it blocks the cells from duplicating. But it too is in a class of chemo drugs. Prayers to you.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    No, it blocks your estrogen
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • T H Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Thank all of you for your responses . Given me good information.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I am on Tamoxifen and am not able to donate blood.
    almost 7 years Flag
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      We can't donate blood or give organs :(

      almost 7 years Flag
  • Serene Wolters Profile
    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    Have asked my Oncologist this same question and the answer is Yes. It took some real pushing on my part to get a straight answer out of him, but it is a form of chemotherapy. It is a hormone blocker that also acts as a form of chemo. I only questioned this medication after taking it and having similar side effects as injectable chemo. Was taken off of the medication for awhile while fixing a thyroid problem, now back on it three weeks out and feel awful. Am looking for relief
    almost 3 years Comment Flag
  • dorothy harder Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I just learned it was a drug that mimicked estrogen. That's why u gain weight.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I have heard tamoxifen called little chemo and can be very effective if you don't have access to chemo but I don't think tamoxifen has any of the chemo drugs in it.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    No. I've been on tamoxifen for 6 months with no side effects.
    almost 7 years Flag
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Not everyone gets side effects, you are fortunate :)

      over 6 years Flag
  • Debbie Stanley Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    No. It's a hormone blocker
    almost 7 years Comment Flag

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