A 47-year-old female asked:
when the time comes, is it safe to take estrogen replacement therapy for menopause? i had estrogen/progesterone receptor positive endometrial cancer at 43, stage 1a. i tested negative for lynch and am not overweight. my ovaries were not removed.
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Dr. John Berryman answered
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopause and E2: If you have not gone through menopause at this point, your ovaries are producing much higher levels of estrogen than previous years. Stage 1A endometrial cancer is a result of hyper-stimulation of the endometrium. Low dose estrogen replacement after periods and all ovarian estrogen ceases, can be monitored by regular ultrasound exams, which will direct the treatment and safety.
Answered on Mar 23, 2018
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