Re: [MOL] Tamoxifen ! [02189] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Tamoxifen !



Christine, all the research I have done on Tamoxifen and Rolaxifene says it
is by far cheaper and has been proven.  It must be understood that the
producers of Tamoxifen have fought a hard battle, wanting to be the only
show on the road; when they weren't.  The makers of Rolaxifene is a smaller
phar.; didn't have the money to fight like Tamoxifen; but still won in the
end.  It well could be in your mind that you feel better and I don't think
one month off of a drug as strong as tamoxifen is enough to prove if it was
creating the cyst.  It took six months for tamoxifen to get completely out
of my system.  This is not unusural for drugs.  There are also side effects
to Rolaxifene, one being blood clots also, there are just not as many
serious side effects other than the blood clots; which I consider serious
myself.  I am not trying to tell you what to do, as every individual must do
what they feel is best for themselves.  I have only responded; since this
has gone over the line and it is a good debate for all molers.  Take care,
good luck, your friend, lillian
-----Original Message-----
From: Christine White <christine.white@sympatico.ca>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Tamoxifen !


>I am still torn on the tamoxifen issue. As an experiement, I have gone off
>of it for a month (with the blessing of my doctor). So far, it has only
>been two weeks but already my mood has improved (or it might be all
>psychological. LOL). I think I feel better but could be a placebo effect. I
>have an ultrasound at the end of February as I keep getting ovarian cysts
>for the past 6 months or so. I want to see if there is one there at the end
>of the month. Will keep you posted.
>I asked the doctor and pharmacist about rolaxifene and they said it was not
>proven for breast cancer and that it was more expensive than tamoxifen.
>
>Christine
>
>
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