Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat


Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo

Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing.

Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free.

In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features.

We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion!

For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here.

Abstract Title:

Effect of tamoxifen on sexual functioning in patients with breast cancer.

Abstract Source:

J Clin Oncol. 1999 May;17(5):1488-92. PMID: 10334535

Abstract Author(s):

J E Mortimer, L Boucher, J Baty, D L Knapp, E Ryan, J H Rowland

Article Affiliation:

Department of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. joanne@visar.wustl.edu

Abstract:

PURPOSE: To define the incidence of sexual dysfunction in a population of women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Breast cancer patients with a performance status of 0 to 2 who had been treated with tamoxifen for 2 to 24 months completed the following measures: the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale, the Sexual History Form, and the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial Symptom Checklist. Forty-nine of the participants underwent gynecologic examinations with vaginal smears for determination of estrogen effect.

RESULTS: Fifty-seven women were entered onto the trial. Sexual desire, arousal, and ability to achieve orgasm were comparable to norms established in participants in the Tamoxifen Prevention Trial (National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project P-01). Pain, burning, or discomfort with intercourse was reported in 54% of patients and did not correlate with age, surgical treatment of the primary cancer, or chemotherapy. Estrogen effect was seen on the vaginal smears of 34 of 49 participants and was more common in older patients (P = .054). The presence of estrogen effect correlated with negative reactions during sex (P = .02) and vaginal dryness or tightness (P = .046).

CONCLUSION: Women treated with tamoxifen in the adjuvant setting experienced symptoms of sexual dysfunction. The individual contributions of chemotherapy and tamoxifen to sexual dysfunction warrant prospective study.

Study Type : Human Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2018 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.