Stage 1 Patient
I'll start with....It sounds like you need to talk further with your team of dr's. They will suggest what's best for your treatment plan. I'm guessing you are pre-menopausal, hence the 10 year question? Tomoxifen is for premenopausal women and there are several drugs for post. The norm was 5 years for the two type of drugs. If you choose to have your ovaries out, you would still to go on a 'post menopauseal' med. our bodies still produce estrogen regardless and these drugs are a must for hormone positive cancer. It's what it feeds off of. My dr's advised not to have another surgery if not really warranted. I have been on tamoxifen for 5 years now and will continue for a total of 10. It was horrible at first. Yoga, water and time is my best suggestion. Prayers to you.