Tamoxifen is a hormonal therapy drug used
- to treat breast cancer
- to treat womb cancer
- to reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back and to protect the other breast.
Tamoxifen is also used to:
- treat other types of cancer
- treat or prevent breast tenderness and swelling (gynaecomastia) – this can be a side effect of some hormonal therapies used for prostate cancer
- prevent breast cancer in women who have a family history of cancer.
Your doctor will talk to you about this treatment and its possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.