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A 40-year-old member asked:

At 27, i had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. is hrt safe for me? my cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Should be: Based on your cancer history, HRT should be safe but there can be other contraindications so you should discuss it with your doctor.
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Before your ovaries were removed, they made hormones (hrt) so you should be fine using replacement after the surgery. That particular type of cancer should not be affected by replacement. A person with breast cancer, active blood clots, certain types of uterine cancer or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should not use hrt.
Last updated Jan 12, 2015

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