Re: [MOL] reaction to tamoxafin [02842] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] reaction to tamoxafin



Susan, I don't have the answer but you should be hearing from Lillian any time
now...she has mega information about this.
good luck, sylvia

Donald M Spano wrote:

> I had a lumpectomy in July.  My lymph nodes were negative, but the tumor was
> positive for cancer with estrogen receptors.
>
> My doctor started me on tamoxafin the end of July .
>
> Approximately mid August I began developing a itchy raised, bumpy rash on my
> chest and affected breast.
>
> It has seemed to come and go.  Hydrocortisone cream helps a little but have
> been using Cortaid to relieve the itching.
>
> Now it is spreading up to my neck and over to the other breast and near the
> armpits.
> It is at it's worst when I'm having a Hot Flash.  It really pops out and the
> itching is intense.
> I have experimented with taking foods from my diet.  ie fresh tomatoes
> The rash still prevails.
>
> My radiologist is sending me to a dermatologist.
>
> Question,
> Can this be a reaction to the tamoxafin??
>
> I am also on calcium, vitamine E and B complex.
>
> Thanks for your council.
>
> Susan Spano
> colonialgate@juno.com
>
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