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DCIS level 2 E+

I have had lumpectomy and radiation for DCIS level 2 Estrogen positive.  Now oncology suggests Tamoxafin daily for  5 years.  Doesnt this seem excessive when DCIS is Level 0 and most consider it "Pre Cancer"?  I am concerned about starting Tamoxafin unnecessarily.
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Anytime the finding is ER positive it is best to do the hormone therapy following the other treatment. Evidently you didn't think that Radiation was excessive so I don't quite understand why you would be objecting to the hormone therapy. This therapy decreases the risk of recurrence by a great deal and is always advised as part of the treatment program. DCIS is a non-invasive form of Breast Cancer ... it starts and is confined to the tubes/milk ducts within the breast. It is treated the same as any other type of Breast Cancer. Regards ....
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