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arimidex causes ovarian cancer

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Highly unlikely: Although Arimidex (anastrozole) can cause many side effects, it is not known to significantly increase risk or cause ovarian cancer. It is a relative ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possible Risk Factor: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include increasing age, obesity, prolonged use of fertility drugs, and family history of breast, ovarian, or colon can ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No one cause: There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified. Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breas ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Tamoxifen can increase a women's risk for endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). It does not increase the risk for ovarian cancer.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
NO, it does not: You may be confusing Arimidex (anastrozole) with Tamoxifen(which can cause uterine cancer although it is a rare complication. Arimidex (anastrozole) h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a wo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It can.: The most definitive study that looked at uterine cancer rates associated with tamoxifen found that women had twice the risk of developing uterine canc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes. Sorry, i don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but q ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It is treatable although the treatment and prognosis depends on the stage of the cancer. The smaller and more localized the cancer, the better the pro ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
In one word unknown : Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis is simply the sleeping cancer cells inside the breast ducts, like a garden hose loaded with cancer cells safe if they ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: To both. Most "abortions" are natural events due to "blighted fetus" concept. Optional abortions may cause issues of non-biologic nature, but cancer ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: We think that combined hormone replacement including estrogen and Progesterone cause an increase in breast cancer of which paget's disease if the brea ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Certain genotypes such as the brca mutations have a higher incidence of ovarian cancer.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genetics: Familial tendency, obesity, hormone use, having few or no pregnancies, not breastfeeding, lack of exercise, alcohol use are among the more common risk ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Dumb luck: A few rare genetic syndromes put you at risk and there's a slight family tendency. A make-no-sense article a few years back blaming exercise probably ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it. You may wish to consult this site for ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
After menopause: Ovarian cancer is rare before menopause.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Dahlberg
30 years experience General Surgery
Breast Cancer in Men: A few are caused by exposure to radiation. An inherited mutation in the tumor suppressor gene brca2 is associated with a very high risk, but most male ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not usually: There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. But ha ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Ca Ovary, bloating: Hello ~ from the word bloating, I am assuming you mean increase in abdominal size,or enlargement of the belly.If that is what you mean, it usually occ ... Read More
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