For over 20 years Nolvadex has helped in saving the lives of millions of women with breast cancer. Because Nolvadex can delay or stop the growth of breast cancer cells, it's also a good option for the management of the ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) following surgery and radiation.
Nolvadex works by blocking estrogen in the breast tissue. Estrogen does not necessarily cause cancer, but it may stimulate its growth though by feeding the cancer. Nolvadex blocks the estrogen not allowing the cancer to continue growing.
The side effects of Tamoxifen citrate in some situations can be very severe but the benefits on the other hand far outweigh them. If you have any problems with vaginal discharge, bleeding, or irregularities in your menstrual cycle, pain or pressure in the lower stomach, you should contact your doctor immediately.