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Topic: Tamoxifen and Curcumin

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020 09:36PM

Jen2Mom wrote:

I recently had a hysterectomy with ovaries removed and am experiencing joint aches I am sure from lack of estrogen. My MO had decided to leave me on Tamoxifen. I have read that tumeric could weaken the effects of tamoxifen. Does anyone know about this? I was just wondering since I also have removed my ovaries if it would really matter

Dx 9/28/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 1/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 1/21/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/11/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 14, 2020 10:23AM Elephant wrote:

Sloan Kettering has an app with information about herbs and supplements and their potential negative affect with certain drugs. For tumeric it does not mention not to take if you are on Tamoxifen. I am on Tamoxifen and take tumeric which my oncologist said was OK to do.

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/19/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/14/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 14, 2020 12:32PM Spookiesmom wrote:

I wouldn’t, but that’s me. Both MO and PCP said I could.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3

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