Re: [MOL] Decisions, decisions, decisions! [00558] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Keep in mind that the booklet is by the company that MAKES the drug! I
think I got when one I started taking tamoxifen 3 yrs ago, and it spoke
in quite "glowing" terms of the drug. It is difficult to get staight
answers from the docs, I think in part because they feel with all it's
faults, tamoxifen is still the best they have to offer us.

Christine White wrote:
> Please let me know what you think after you read the booklet. Would like to
> discuss it with you. I have been on Tamoxifen for about 18 months. Can't
> seem to get the answers I'm looking for from my drs. All they keep saying
> is, unless you have severe side effects, keep taking it.
> Christine
> At 10:12 PM 04/09/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >I chatted with my radiation Dr. today when I went for my treatment. I asked
> >him about the negative aspects of tamoxifen and told me his view, that in
> >my case it is warranted. He also encouraged me to go see the medical onc.
> >But from everything he has said about her I am sure she won't discourage me
> >from taking it. I understand she treats cancer "very aggressively. And I
> >already know my surgeon believes I should go on it. They gave me a booklet
> >published by the drug company who developed it which I will read. I'm still
> >learning.
> >Liz P.
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