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What don't we know about taking Soltamox to reduce the chance of getting breast cancer?

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We don't know:

  • If Soltamox (tamoxifen) lowers the chance of getting breast cancer in women who have abnormal breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2).
  • If taking tamoxifen for five years reduces the number of breast cancers a woman will get in her lifetime or if it only delays some breast cancers.
  • If tamoxifen helps a woman live longer.
  • The effects of taking tamoxifen with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), birth control pills, or androgens (male hormones).
  • The benefits of taking tamoxifen if you are less than 35 years old.

Studies are being done to learn more about the long-term benefits and risks of using tamoxifen to reduce the chance of getting breast cancer.

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