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Re: [MOL] Tamoxafin/WELCOME NEW MEMBER/REPLY



Lillian,

Thank you so much for the warm greeting and information.  We will 
deifinately talk to my Mom's doctor about this!

I'll let you know how we make out!

Best of wishes,

Laurie  :)


>From: "Lillian" <firefly@islc.net>
>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Subject: Re: [MOL] Tamoxafin/WELCOME NEW MEMBER/REPLY
>Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 10:33:02 -0700
>
>Welcome Laurie!  In my humble opinion I would suggest the doctor put your
>mother either on megrace or amidrex; both do the same as tamoxifen with
>fewer serious side effects.  I have included an attachment on the adverse
>side effects of tamoxifen. Tamoxifen works approximately 4 and a half 
>year's
>then turns itself around and creates cancer .For some reason large dosages
>of Vit. C can do the same thing.  I am a two time cancer survivor, uterine
>and 20 year's later Breast Cancer.  Good luck now, warmly your friend,
>lillian
>
>
>THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF TAMOXIFEN
>(Excerpt From Cancer & Hormone Paper)
>
>Tamoxifen has been formally declared by the World Health Organization as a
>carcinogen.  Under State Proposition 65, California must publish and
>maintain a list of all known carcinogens.  In 1995, the state's Carcinogen
>Identification Committee voted unanimously to list tamoxifen.  Tamoxifen's
>known side effects include:
>
>Liver Damage :    Britain withdrew from studies on the use of tamoxifen 
>when
>it was discovered that tamoxifen's manufacturer withheld unpublished data
>indicating that the drug may induce liver tumors. Liver damage has occurred
>in every animal study using tamoxifen.  Animal studies show tamoxifen
>produces potentially carcinogenic DNA and alterations in the liver, as well
>as eye damage.
>Uterine Cancer :    Although the drug has had some success in preventing
>recurrences in women who have been successfully treated for breast cancer,
>it does promote particularly aggressive uterine cancer. A large Swedish
>study, and another in the Netherlands, found a 6-fold increase in uterine
>cancer among those patients who took tamoxifen.  In a University of
>Pittsburgh study, 23 out of 1,000 given the drug, contracted uterine 
>cancer.
>Endometrial Effects :   A Danish/British study detected endometrial
>abnormalities.  Uterine tumors, endometrial thickenings, and cancers
>occurred in a significant number of women taking tamoxifen.
>Blood Clots :   It is also known to cause fatal blood clots in the lungs,
>irritating the walls of the veins, and leading to inflammation.
>Osteoporosis :   Taxmoxifen users are at risk of developing early symptoms
>of menopause, including accelerated bone mineral loss and osteoporosis.
>
>Other adverse reactions which are seen infrequently are hypercalcemia,
>peripheral edema, distaste for food, pruritus vulvae (vaginal itching),
>depression, dizziness, light-headedness, headache, hair thinning and/or
>partial hair loss, and vaginal dryness.
>
>NOLVADEX has been associated with changes in liver enzyme levels, and on
>rare occasions, a spectrum of more severe liver abnormalities including
>fatty liver, cholestasis, hepatitis and hepatic necrosis.
>
>http://www.worstpills.org/tamoxifen.htm
>
>
>http://www.selene.com/healthlink/tamoxifen.html
>
>http://www.all-natural.com/tamox.html
>
>http://www.stopbreastcancer.org/press/tamox.asp
>
>http://207.226.63.9/hrg/PUBLICATIONS/1479.htm
>
>
>
>We invite you to take a look at our Album.
>www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
>
>   ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
>more....
>
>
>We invite you to take a look at our Album.
>www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
>
>   ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
>more....
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Laurie Marshall <inposse1@hotmail.com>
>To: <mol-cancer@meds.com>
>Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 6:56 PM
>Subject: [MOL] Tamoxafin
>
>
> > I need some help!
> >
> > My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer last Oct. and has already had
>the
> > lump and lymphnoded removed, done chemo and is about to finish up her
> > radiation treatments.  The next step is the drug tamoxafin.
> >
> > We have been reading quite a loat about the side effects of the drug,
> > especially noting the chance of uterus cancer.  My mother's GP noted 
>that
> > she had an enlarge uterus, but gave no indication why and all tests came
> > back negative.
> >
> > Should she be very concerned about taking this drug, when her uterus is
> > already abnormal in size?
> >
> > Antoher question I have is if her cancer was estrogen receptive and
> > aggressive in nature, will this drug reduce or increase her chance of
> > reoccurance?
> >
> > I would appreciate any help I can get on these questions!
> >
> > Thank you sooo much!
> >
> > Laurie
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