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Hi Joanie:

It was recommended that I take tamoxifen for 5 years. After mindful consideration I declined tamoxifen. My sister took it for 5 years and had a lot of side effects and still developed breast cancer. The choice to take a drug such as tamoxifen is a very personal. After looking at the numbers, it would only have improved my chances of developing breast cancer by 2 percent. I chose not to take it.

I agree with you that this foum is great. It has helped me tremendously.

Take care. ;)