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Anyone know the timeframe for starting tamoxifen as an adjuvant therapy following chemo and radiation?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
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    anonimamente
    Stage 3B Paciente
    I finished chemo and 1/2 way done with radiation I'm supposed to start tamoxifen as soon as I'm done with radiation.
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2012
    I started tamoxifen a week ago and I finished my radiation in May. I had second degree burns from the rad. And he wouldn't let me start it until I healed more. The outside has healed but the inside is still so sore and painful. They say it may take a year for that to get better. I think the Tamox. Has irritated it because I have been sorer since I started it.
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  • jan bursky Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I had chemo, radiation for 6 weeks then 1 started tamoxifen about 1 week after radiation ended. Good luck to you.
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  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    I had radiation but no chemo. My radiation oncology nurse suggested to me that I call the medical oncologist's office a couple of weeks before I finished radiation. I basically finished radiation on a Friday, visited the med oncologist the following Wednesday and started on Arimidex the next day. I figured that if I was going to be on Arimidex for five years that the sooner I started then the sooner, five years down the road, I would be finished.
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