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FDA Public Health Advisory

In April, 1994 The Food and Drug Administration announced a stronger warning to women and doctors that Tamoxifen, an anti-cancer drug used in treatment of breast cancer, poses an increased risk of cancer of the uterus. "Tamoxifen is a valuable treatment for breast cancer, but it is important for women to recognize that there are side effects including an increased risk of cancer of the uterus," said FDA Commissioner David A. Kessler, M.D.

A study in Sweden, which has now followed participants for about nine years, showed that breast cancer patients who take tamoxifen have a higher risk of uterine cancer than had been suggested on the basis of earlier research.

In the latest results of this study, 23 of the 1,372 patients randomized to take Tamoxifen developed the disease, compared with 4 of the 1,357 patients in the control group.

Possible Tamoxifen Side Effects Lawsuit

If you or a family member have taken Tamoxifen and have experienced uterine cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.

Register your Tamoxifen Complaint with a Lawyer

If you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in a possible Tamoxifen lawsuit or class action, please fill in our form on the right to submit your complaint.

Reader Comments

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My mother passed away on December 5th, 2017, she was 61 years old and developed a rare aggressive form of uterine cancer called uterine carcinosarcoma. She took tamoxifen for almost five years for breast cancer. She was never warned about the possibility of developing uterine cancer. Her death could have been avoided had she been warned by doctors of the risk of developing uterine cancer she should have had a hysterectomy as a precautionary method. I do not recommend tamoxifen to anyone I lost my mom because of this drug and incompetent doctors. Please do not take this drug and if you did get checked up before it’s too late.

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I received the news sept 2009 that I had a fibrosis
in my breast stage 1 breast cancer/ following sugery. I was placed on tamoxifen. may two years later I became ill to find out that I had multiple cyst
in my uterus and had to undergo a complete hysterectomy. I have a great deal of hairloss and stuggle daily with pain in my legs .this medication has completely changed my life and not for the better .

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Hi my name is Serena and 2009 I have breast cancer and they gave me tamoxifen to use and I have to end up having a partial hysterectomy and now I'm having hair loss .

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pre-cancerous dcis ..lumpectomy 2016 followed by radiation follwed by tomoxafene 20 mg for 1yrs. resu lted 2017 resulted in masectom of left breast. i though i would be okay for 5 yrs. should i not of been given tomafene. i was told it would prevent re-occurence..

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because I took tamoxifen for 2 years I'm losing my teeth and I've already had urethral cancer I'm not happy to the fact that the doctors did not tell me the side effects of this drug I took it until I believe 2009

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after taking Tamoxifen for 2 years for Breast Cancer developed Uterine cancer / had Hysterectomy and have same concerns as the comments above. Not only have the same health concerns but the financial burden has been severe.

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Hello,

My mother was diagnosed in 2009 with breast cancer, took Tamoxifen for four almost five years and was recently diagnosed in January 2017 with stage 3 uterine carcinosarcoma. This cancer is very rare and extremely aggressive. She had to undergo a total hysterectomy, 6 rounds of aggressive chemo, and is now in the process of starting radiation. This could all have been prevented if the doctors could have warned her of the dangers she could have underwent a hysterectomy when she started the medication since there was a risk of developing uterine cancer.

I just want to warn you guys of the dangers of taking Tamoxifen if you must take it speak with your specialist as to what can be done so you don't suffer the consequences later on.

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I had a stroke May of last year

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I have been taking ta!oxiphen for a year and a half. !y vision is not correct anymore, and bad blood clots in my legs. Does this sound right?

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Hello,
In 2011 i have been diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ) I have had a lumpectomy, and have been placed on Tamoxifen. After 4 1/2 years I was diagnosed with bilateral avascular necrosis, and also a pretty worrisome appearance of my uterus, which prompted a D 7 C and biopsy. The result was benign. Had to stop tamoxifen. I am reading that in my age group, female, after 60, out of 8xxx patients taking this medication, 7xx developed AVN. One of tamoxifen's side effects is blood clots, which may have blocked the vessels, and killed the blood circulation.

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I had breast cancer 6 years ago. No side effects were told to me. I now understand that it can effect your bones. I have had to have 2 hip replacements.
I recently read it can cateracts. I have 2 with one fixed. I cannot afford the other surgery.
I recently had to have 2 biopsies for uterine cancer. Thank God they were negative, but I was terrified for 2 weeks waiting for the results.
Can you help me?

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Taking tamoxifen made have all kind of health problem and had to take out my uterus .

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In June, 2007 I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ for which I had a mastectomy and a 5 year regimen of Tamoxifen.ending in December, 2012. I was not informed of the possible side effect of uterine cancer. In June, 2015 I was diagnosed with uterine carcinosarcoma for which I had a radical hysterectomy/ovectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. After all this, I have been reading that DCIS is considered Stage 0 and in some medical circles would not even be considered for surgery! Now I'm wondering if everything I went through could have been avoided.

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I have been on Tamoxifen since 2008 after treatment of r stage 2 breast cancer. My doctor told me it was a safe dreu and that it would help keep my breast cancer from recurring even though I ha a double mastectomy with trimflap tissue removed from my stomach to rebuild my breast didn't think I need anything considering that. 2/1/16 will have a D n C biopsy from there Hysterectomy remove ovaries possible cervix as well.By GYN. Had I know the side effects I would have never taken it.

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I am about to undergo dangerous total hysterectomy with removal of omentum for uterine carcinosarcoma and will have to under go chemotherapy as well. The prognosis is not good for this cancer and my life will probably be shortened.

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I have been on Tamoxifen for 4 years after treatment for stage 1 breast cancer. My doctor told me it was a safe drug and that it would help keep my breast cancer from recurring. I was diagnosed this week with grade 1 uterine cancer. I have to have a hysterectomy and lymph node samples taken this week at a gynocological oncologist. Had I known the severe side effects of this "life saving" drug, I would never had taken it. Now I don't know what to do.

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