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Tamoxifen after prophylactic surgeries?

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Question from DonnaM:  I know there is some data to suggest the use of tamoxifen in high-risk women without a breast cancer diagnosis, but is there any reason why a woman with BRCA1 or 2 would need tamoxifen AFTER having prophylactic surgeries if she has not been diagnosed with the disease?
Answers - Lynn Hartmann That's a very good question. I would say if you had prophylactic mastectomy there would be no need to take tamoxifen.
Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. I completely agree.


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