Next, we talked to him about the abnormal pap test results. We were worried because we had understood that the Tamoxifen that I am taking to prevent the re-occurrence of breast cancer might cause uterine cancer. It turns out that the kind Tamoxifen encourages is a different type than the kind detected by a pap test. It is a very rare form of endometrial cancer in which there is no test for. The symptoms are heavy bleeding. The oncologist is keeping in good communication with my gynecologist.
Lastly, we talked about the possibility of switching from Tamoxifen to another medication (I believe it is called anastrozole) now that I seem to be post-menopausal. He said that he would like to see me in menopause for a full year before he would be comfortable with the switch and if I am not not reached that point by the time I see him again in December, that there might be the possibility of me getting shots to make sure that I am in menopausal so that I can make the medication switch.