Dr. is suggesting new medication , Evista. I have questions, please help

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My Oncologist recently suggested Evista (raloxifene) to treat my osteopenia with the added benefit to prevent breast cancer recurrence. I am 6 years out from my mastectomy and 1 year off of Tamoxifen. I am wondering if there are any truly negative risks of Evista, since I try to limit any medications in my routine.

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    I would trust your doctor to know what is best for post-cancer treatment. However it should not be used as an excuse to put you on a bone medication. Osteopenia is only bone thinning, it is not osteoporosis, and osteopenia can be reversed through exercise, appropriate supplements and diet. This is proven through patients' experience, although some doctors still seem to think bone thinning once it occurs cannot be reversed. Even people with definite osteoporosis have been able to improve matters without medication. If you google healthunlocked (all one word) my osteoporosis journey, you should find my story.

    If it is felt medically advisable to use the raloxifene for your post-cancer care, then that is another story. Whatever you decide, please also do all the natural things you can to improve your bone density - the only side effect will be improved general health!

    Good luck, whatever you do. 🍀

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