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Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Can taking medroxyprogesterone cause breast infection or cancer?

Uncertain: The whi study carried out by the nih in the last decade found an increase in the rate of breast cancer in women taking Medroxyprogesterone acetate (mpa) plus mixed conjugated equine estrogens, but not in women taking the estrogen alone. This casts suspicion of mpa but it certainly does not prove that it increases the risk of breast cancer. It does not increase the risk of breast infections. ...Read more

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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 the hormone drugs taken after breast cancer surgery cause other cancers?

Can the hormone drugs taken after breast cancer surgery cause other cancers?

Hormonal blockade: Depending upon your age and menstrual status your oncologist will help choose a medication to block the receptors for estrogen and Progesterone or one that will block the production of those hormones. These drugs minimize the ability of these hormones to stimulate the growth of breast and breast cancer cells. Some of them are associated with a risk of endometrial cancer but it is minimal. ...Read more

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Im wondering if Paget's disease or breast cancer or any breast issues come from bacteria?

Im wondering if Paget's disease or breast cancer or any breast issues come from bacteria?

Yes, mastitis: Mastitis is typically unilateral, focal, very tender and warm to touch. Mastitis can be caused by pagets and/or cancer. No correlation has been determined yet that infection causes cancer. ...Read more

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Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Possibly: Pills intended to enlarge the breasts are often made from botanical sources (plants) that contain what are called phytoestrogens, or hormone-like substances. If they are actually strong enough to produce changes in breast size then they may have a range of unintended effects too. It is not reasonable to assume that because they are natural they are harmless. (hemlock is natural and fatal.). ...Read more

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How does an estrogen increase or cause postmenopausal cancer?

How does an estrogen increase or cause postmenopausal cancer?

Cell growth: Any chemical that promotes cell growth may be involved in carcinogenesis. Estrogen is a natural growth promoter. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause cancer? My doctor says they are fine! my question is can they cause breast cancer or other cancers?

Can birth control pills cause cancer? My doctor says they are fine! my question is can they cause breast cancer or other cancers?

Not significant: Some studies suggest that use of birth control pills appears to slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially among younger women. However, the risk level goes back to normal 10 years or more after discontinuing oral contraceptive use. Women who use oral contraceptives have reduced risks of ovarian and endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer even after taking tamoxifen?

Can you get uterine cancer even after taking tamoxifen?

Yes: Tamoxifen is used in the treatment of breast cancer. One of its risks is a 1 percent chance of uterine cancer. You should be checked periodically by a gynecologist and if any vaginal bleeding when on tamoxifen may need a uterine biopsy and likely discontinuing the tamoxifen. Your oncologist should guide you. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

It's possible: A breast cancer may exist in a cyst if there is a mass in the cyst or in the wall of the cyst. A simple cyst is unlikely to be cancerous. Usually cancerous cysts are complex and may have separations within it. In any event either removal, aspiration with follow up, or repeat imaging my be needed to ensure the cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more

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Can femara (letrozole) (used for breast cancer) have gum bleeding as a side effect ?

Can femara (letrozole) (used for breast cancer) have gum bleeding as a side effect ?

Controllable w-floss: So vascularized with blood vessels, gums look pink to red. Hormones and medications can make them "hyper-reactive" to plaque setting off an immune response that includes bleeding. Additionally, meds that cause dry mouth can increase plaque levels by reducing the self cleansing (plaque diluting) action of saliva. Try flossing, accurately and carefully twice a day. Skipping a single day =bleed. ...Read more

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Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?

Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?

Not really: These are not really related conditions. PID is caused by bacteria from the vagina ( or sexually transmitted bacteria) getting up the cervix into the uterus and tubes and setting up an infection. This isn't really related to cancer at all. The only exception is that very severe cancers can cause necrosis of tissue which can mimic infection in many ways. ...Read more

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Can sertraline tablets cause gynecomastia or any other type of breast enlargement in men?

Can sertraline tablets cause gynecomastia or any other type of breast enlargement in men?

Possibly:see study: In the study cited below, there is concern and evidence to suggest that it may sertraline was a probable cause if gynecomastia formation in a 67 year old particularly if combined with duloxetine. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23324513. ...Read more

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Does the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help with cysts and fibroid tumors ? Or can it cause it to be worse ?

Does the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot help with cysts and fibroid tumors ? Or can it cause it to be worse ?

In general, it helps: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots have a very strong suppressive effect on the production of ovarian cysts, and many f ibroids will shrink under the influence of progestins (like in the Depo-Provera provera). With that said, some women will develop irregular bleeding when they use Depo-Provera provera, and it has other side effects of weight gain, moodiness, etc - in some patients. ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus ?

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus ?

Yes: Tamoxifen has been shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer, not unlike estrogen replacement therapy, with an incidence of ~1:500. However, this is almost-always caught at its earliest stage, with very high cure rates. If you compare the benefit of tamoxifen for either treating or preventing breast cancer compared to this risk, the benefit far outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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Could I have breast inflammation that can lead to breast cancer?

Could I have breast inflammation that can lead to breast cancer?

Not directly: Breast inflammation does not cause breast cancer. Hoeever, there is a rare form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can cause diffuse swelling and redness of the skin of the breast. Needs a physical examination with a doctor & mammogram. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Solomon Katta
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Medroxyprogesterone (Definition)

Treats irregular menstrual periods, and bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance. Also treats some forms of cancer, and uterine disorders. This medicine is a progestin, which ...Read more