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Doctor insights on: Camptosar Cancer Related Hormone

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How should ovarian cancer affect hormones?

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How should ovarian cancer affect hormones?

May be reduced: The cancerous ovary fails to produce harmones both estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can hormone treatment cause cancer?

Can hormone treatment cause cancer?

Sometimes: Prolonged use of post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. That doesn't necessarily mean that the hormones "caused" the cancer--they may simply increase the risk in someone who already had other risk factors, such as family history. And not everyone who takes hormone replacement develops breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy cause cancer by itself?

Can hormone therapy cause cancer by itself?

Possibly,not typical: The uterus is at risk for precancerous changes or uterine cancer when estrogen is taken without progesterone. This is called unopposed estrogen. After a hysterectomy, no Progesterone is needed. Studies on breast cancer & hormone replacement remain controversial, but most evidence points to Progesterone as the culprit in breast disease. Stay posted as more knowledge about this topic changes often. ...Read more

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What happens if reishi has hormones similar to steroids, then how does it reduce cancer tumors helping cancer from growing?

Not sure it works: Reishi Mushroom Powder is abundant in enzymes, polysaccharides, and proteins, including beta-D-glucans, which give the immune system a boost to help ward off foreign invaders. The chemical components in Reishi enhance the production of T-cells, helper T-cells, and natural killer cells, which provide defense for the body. Whether this can help is suppressing tumor growth is speculative. ...Read more

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Am having total throidoctomy due to cancer and i won't be taking any hormone to replace my thyroid hormone for 6 weeks what side effect i will have ?

Am  having total throidoctomy due to cancer and i won't be taking any hormone to replace my thyroid hormone for 6 weeks what side effect i will have ?

Hypothyroidism: There is no need to stop the synthroid (thyroxine) prior to surgery. You need to stop it prior to radioactive iodine. You will become hypothyroid: cold, fatigued, constipated, etc. There are ways to lessen this. You can switch to fast acting Cytomel for 4 of 6 weeks, and then stop the cytomel. Thyrogen can be used. The management of thyroid ca is complex, and should be directed by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can cancer cells still produce hormones?

Can cancer cells still produce hormones?

Possibly: There are certain cancer cells that produce hormones. Neuroendocrine tumors such as pheochromocytomas are one classic example. These can lead to signs and symptoms of excessive sympathetic type hormones. Another example is the carcinoid tumor that arises in the gut. These can secrete polypeptide hormones. Other cancers such as the malignant gliomas of the brain do not secrete hormones. It varies. ...Read more

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Could growth hormone disease lead to cancer? Specifically pituitary cancer?

No cancer: If pituitary adenoma is producing excess growth hormone there is an association between cartilage tumor and the presence of growth hormone. The way drug pharma evaluates growth hormone in to deliver the hormone to animals to evaluate cartilage proliferation ...Read more

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Do the pesticides and other chemicals in food cause cancer? What about hormones and pesticides in meat?

Do the pesticides and other chemicals in food cause cancer? What about hormones and pesticides in meat?

Chemicals: If a chemical can kill a bug, it can kill you too. There are not alot of studies on modern pesticides and human cancers. You'll see them in 10-20 years, just like our ddt experience and the near extinction of the bald eagle. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Irinotecan Hydrochloride (Definition)

Irinotecan hydrochloride is a cancer-related hormone which is a ...Read more