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What is tamoxifen used to treat breast cancer?

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Tamoxifen is an option for: 1. Treatment of the earliest form of breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), along with surgery.

2. Treatment of abnormal cells in the glands that make milk, called lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), to reduce the risk that they’ll become more advanced breast cancer.

3. Treatment of breast cancer in men and women whose cancers use estrogen.

4. Treatment of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body or that comes back after treatment.

5. To prevent breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease.

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 8, 2019

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