A 40-year-old member asked:
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at 27, i had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. is hrt safe for me? my cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

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Dr. Anne Rodriguez
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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Dr. Renee Harris
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on Mar 12, 2014
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