Survivor since 2007
There is always a chance of side effects from any drug a person takes. I think you need to look at the benefit the drug brings with it instead of possible side effects. If you read all the side effects of every drug on the market, it would scare you to death!
You are very lucky your cancer is a hormone positive disease. Hormone blocking drugs have been around for a long time and are quite effective. You can ask every woman here who has taken Tamoifen and you will get a different answer from every one. You can't base your decision on what another woman had happen to her. If you have had chemotherapy, the side effects from those drugs are ten times worse than Tamoxifen. Tamoxifen starves any remaining cancer cells that may still be circulating around your body, from hormones they need to survive. The main side effect from any of these types of drugs are hot flashes, and bone pain. Even with these side effects, there are things that can be done to help ease those. I took a different type of drug for 5 years that caused me to have hot flashes BUT..... I will trade hot flashes any time rather than have another breast cancer develop. Take care, Sharon