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Can tamoxifen affect the fertility of women using it to treat breast cancer?

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Tamoxifen can increase a woman’s fertility for a short time, but it might be harmful to a growing baby, so it’s important to use some form of barrier birth control while you are taking it, like condoms or a diaphragm. Don’t use birth control pills; they may change how the drug works and affect the breast cancer. Tell your doctor right away if you think you’ve become pregnant while you’re taking tamoxifen.

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American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

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American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

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