Question posed by honeybots: Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus ?
What are the side effects of Tamoxifen ? What body organs are affected with cancer after having breast cancer before it reaches your uterus ?

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Answer by creamfeather
Its advised to take Tamoxifen for 5 years as a treatment for breast cancer. After that there is a small chance of cancer in the uterus occuring. No other body organs are affected by the Tamoxifen only the uterus.
If the breast cancer is hormone related, then Tamoxofen works by reducing the amount of oestrogen in your body, as the cancer cells feed on the eostrogen.
Why the Tamoxifen should affect the uterus after 5yrs Im not sure, except that it is hormone related.

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