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Tamoxifen is a drug that an anti-estrogen effect. It is used to treat breast cancer.

The classic teaching is that it increases the risk of endometrial cancer; however, the risk is quite small or possibly negligent.[1][2] Use is also associated with endometrial polyps.

See also


  1. Brown, K. (Sep 2009). "Is tamoxifen a genotoxic carcinogen in women?". Mutagenesis 24 (5): 391-404. doi:10.1093/mutage/gep022. PMID 19505894.
  2. Ashraf, M.; Biswas, J.; Majumdar, S.; Nayak, S.; Alam, N.; Mukherjee, KK.; Gupta, S.. "Tamoxifen use in Indian women--adverse effects revisited.". Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10 (4): 609-12. PMID 19827879.