Woman Takes Tamoxifen to Prevent Breast Cancer, Loses Ovaries

Viv Robins became part of a clinical trial for tamoxifen, an estrogen blocker used to treat and prevent breast cancer, because her mother had died of the disease at age 54. But the only cancer Robins said she knows she can now avoid for sure is ovarian cancer. Two years into the tamoxifen trial, when Robins was 46, her ovarian cyst burst, she developed peritonitis and doctors had to remove her uterus and both ovaries to save her life. "I felt immediately extremely ill," Robins, now 65, who...Full Story
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