I've been doing a little research on anti-estrogen medications as well as testosterone replacement therapy. Since my gynecomastia is of a relatively recent onset (less than two years) and I know it's been caused by primary hypogonadism, I think that hormone therapy could really help me.
On the thread "important information for gynecomastia"
it was said by someone that the anti-estrogen drug tamoxifen was "highly liver toxic". However, I came across a breast cancer site with detailed info on Tamoxifen. It lists the side effects into categories of dangerous, minor, and rare/unproven:http://www.breastcancer.org/tre_sys_tamox_sideEff.html
Liver cancer is listed in the rare/unproven category and it has this to say:
"Studies conducted so far show that tamoxifen does not increase your chance of getting liver cancer. Liver cancer has been associated with high doses of tamoxifen in rats, but Dr. Walter Troll, an early investigator of tamoxifen (and the husband of a woman who has had breast cancer), says you can get liver cancer from this medication only if you are a rat. In other words, this effect may be specific to the biology of rats—even laboratory mice do not get liver cancer from tamoxifen."
So is this right? Does anyone have any evidence that points to the contrary?