What are the alternatives for preventing breast cancer?
Tamoxifen has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 30-40%, but it also has some side effects. These include gynaecological problems and an increased risk of blood clots which can lead to serious disease. Tamoxifen is not routinely indicated for women as a preventive treatment for breast cancer, but may be appropriate for selected women on an individual basis. You may wish to discuss this with your doctor.