Aug 28, 2018 10:38PM - edited Aug 28, 2018 10:50PM by Lea7777
Monitoring is also an acceptable approach. You can try Tamoxifen and see how you react. Some don't take the drugs because of side effects. After menopause there are other drug options you can try as well. Does your oncologist recommend giving Tamoxifen a try despite your metabolism issue?
I recall reading reading that the rate is about 1 in 7 women taking chemoprevention drugs for high risk breast conditions. That was seen as low and that more women should be encouraged to try the drugs.
Here are some stats from 2012.
DOI: 10.1200/jco.2012.30.27_suppl.46 Journal of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 27_suppl (September 20 2012) 46-46.
Since January 2001, 487 women with a diagnosis of ADH, ALH or LCIS, or severe ADH have been evaluated and counseled in the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic. 132/487 (27%) were advised against taking chemoprevention and 355/487 (73%) were appropriate for chemoprevention. Of those for whom chemoprevention was clinically appropriate, 188/355 (53%) took one of the medications, or participated in a chemoprevention trial. 53/188 (28%) did not complete therapy (discontinued at 2 weeks to 54 months) due to preference or side effects. 75 women have completed five years of therapy and 60 are currently on therapy.Good luck to you.