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Were you looking for information about Tamoxifen? Tamoxafin is a common misspelling of tamoxifen.
 
Tamoxifen citrate (Nolvadex®) is a type of hormonal therapy used to treat node-positive breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, and ductal carcinoma in situ. The medication is also approved for preventing breast cancer in women who are at high risk for the disease. Tamoxifen has anti-estrogenic effects on the breasts and estrogen-like effects on bones, helping to strengthen them. While most people tolerate this form of breast cancer treatment well, potential side effects include hot flashes, irregular menstrual periods, and nausea.
 
(Click Tamoxifen for more information on tamoxifen, including how it works, when and how to take this drug, and what you should be aware of before starting treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on tamoxifen.)
 
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