A 56-year-old female asked:
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is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer ?

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Dr. Johnnie Ham
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Only 2-3% of cancers have a genetic link, most are behavioral. Uterine or endometrial cancer, is usually due to unopposed estrogen. The "opposition" is progesterone. If they were dangerous, you would have been in trouble when you were menstrating as well, making both Estrogens and progesterone.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. James Urbanic
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably not: Probably not but best to have a detailed conversation about your family history and other risk factors with your gynecologist.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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