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Olean, NY
A 40-year-old female asked:

Is taking an o-t-c estrogen pill better than prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)? i worry about getting cancer with prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone).

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Estrog amt not known: The 2002 study showed and increased risk, not an occurance of breast cancer, presumably due to the pro part of prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone). Speak with your dr. About a different hormone combination. A known amount of hormone in a medication is far superior to otc meds...If you really need them. At age 40, i would also check with your dr as to whether you are menopausal.

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