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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Rogers
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A synthetic estrogen: It was mistakenly used in the past (until 1971 in the us) to prevent miscarriages and premature delivery. It was later recognized to increase the r ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
No: and it should not be used in pregnancy
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Rogers
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It may not: Women whose mothers took DES during their pregnancy have some risk of various types of abnormalities in development of the uterus, cervix and vagina. ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Day: Have a nice day.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unclear Question?: These are somewhat unrelated questions which makes it difficult for me to address your question. Evista (raloxifene) is not used for treating cancer.. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
34 years experience General Surgery
Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a wo ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Unlikely: It is unknown if Estrogens cause lung cancer but the answer is probably not. The two biggest causes of lung cancer include smoke exposure (passive or ... Read More
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistic ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
NO BUT INCREASE RISK: Hormone therapy does not cause breast cancer but it does increase your risk of breast cancer. According to the national nurses health study using horm ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It can.: The cause of breast cancer is so complex and poorly understood that it's better to talk about "associations" rather than "causes". Studies have shown ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes, it can.: While not every woman who takes hormone replacement therapy will get breast cancer, there is compelling evidence that it's use substantially increases ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established co ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Small risk: Tamoxifen is asociated with a small (less than 5%) risk of uterine cancers, women on tamoxifen require regular gynecologic checkups every 6-12 months ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Short term safety: There is no apparent increased risk for short term use of hormone therapy, with or without a family history. For longer term use (greater than 4 year ... Read More
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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Premature ovarian failure, without hormone replacement, is associated with a risk of early bone loss and heart disease. Estrogen and Progesterone repl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Menopause: Menopause is brought about by the changing balance of sex hormones. Usually estrogen has decreased to a low level and Progesterone as is decreased. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
35 years experience Family Medicine
Quite possibly: Removing the ovaries dramatically decreases your estrogen production. Any estrogen responsive or estrogen receptor positive cancers will lose that sti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (ma ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Premarin (conjugated estrogens), (conjugated estrogens) a synthetic estrogen, is prescribed for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryn ... Read More
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