Tamoxifen and Endometrial Cancer Risk

Two studies have produced new evidence which shows that women taking tamoxifen to prevent or treat breast cancer are at a greater risk of suffering from endometrial abnormalities, including cancer.

Not all women taking tamoxifen undergo regular surveillance of the endometrium, however the researchers have suggested that annual examinations are to be recommended.

(Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2000; 18; pp3464-70)

(Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2000; 18; pp3459-63)

1 comment

  1. I had a hysteretomy and bilateral oophorectomy about 6 years ago, however, I do not know if the cervix was removed. I am wondering whether I should undergo a regular smear test, as many years ago I was diagnosed with abnormal cells. I do not remember my gynaecologist advising me of this.

    Many thanks for your help.

    Linda Poole

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