Your thoughts on tamoxifen 7 vs 10 yrs (SALSA study)
I just started year 7 on tamoxifen and while I thought I was on the 10 year plan. My oncologist just told me that she now recommends I stop after 7 years, based on the SALSA study https://ascopost.com/issues/november-25-2021/durat...
This confuses me bc 1) the study refers to post-menopausal women, while I am still (at least based on my estradiol levels) pre-menopausal and 2) the study refers to people taking an AI, whereas I have only taken Tamoxifen.
Anyway, I'm feeling very anxious about the thought of stopping Tamoxifen after 7 years... I tolerate it well and even though I was stage 1A BC, I was also 19 oncotype, premenopausal, and didn't do chemo, so I find myself wanting to max out on whatever else I can do to prevent a recurrence.
Anyone have any wise thoughts and/or spoken to your doctor about the SALSA study?