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23 Feb 2017 15:46

I'm a littld confused. Since being diagnosed was told I'd have lumpectomy followed by radiation. After the radiation I would start taking tamoxifen. I had my lumpectomy 3 weeks ago & saw oncologist yesterday. She started me on tamoxifen so am confused as will start radiation in 3 weeks time? Has anyone else had same process?


26 Feb 2017 13:50 in response to Jbains

Hello Jbains,

I can understand why you are confused as to the order in which it will take place. It might be worth ringing your oncologist just to double check that you can start the Tamoxifen before the radiation. You could mention that you were previously told something different.

I hope that you will have a chat here with some of our other ladies who have been on Tamoxifen and that they will share with you the treatment process they experienced. @Nessemo3 ‍ might be a good person for you to talk as I think she is currently on Tamoxifen and has already had radiotherapy so she would be able to tell you the order in which it all happened for her.

Our nurses are also available on this free number 0808 800 4040, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm so don't hesitate to give them a call if you have any question.

Best wishes,

Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator