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Uterine Cancer pp 437-441 | Cite as

Effects of Tamoxifen and Other SERMs in the Endometrium and Follow-Up of Patients

  • S. Suchetha

Abstract

Hormone therapy remains an integral part of the treatment of hormone receptor-positive breast cancers. Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, is the most common hormonal agent used in this scenario. Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are competitive inhibitors of estrogen receptors which have an estrogen agonist and antagonist effect depending on target tissues. The antiestrogenic effect is by blocking the binding of estrogen to estrogen receptors.

Keywords

Endometrial Cancer Breast Cancer Mortality Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator Endometrial Thickness Endometrial Hyperplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyRegional Cancer CentreTrivandrumIndia

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