Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cancer Ovarian Hrt

Share
1

1
Is there any evidence linking ovarian cancer to hrt?

Is there any evidence linking ovarian cancer to hrt?

Yes, ERT does: Unopposed estrogen therapy (ert) does increase the risk of ovarian cancer. The jury is still out on HRT although the women health institute study did find that continuous combined HRT may increase the risk of ovarian cancer slightly. Keep in mind that ovarian cancer is rare, much rarer than breast cancer. See your doc for a frank talk on this. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy.  Is HRT safe for me?  My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to end HRT for normal menopause age?

On hormone replacement therapy  since  hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to  end HRT  for normal menopause  age?

Add progesterone: Estrogen continues to be made from the fat cells and adrenal glands so you need to be on natural Progesterone forever to balance the estrogen. It stimulates the p53 gene to protect you from cancers. ...Read more

4

4
Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld i stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld i stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

See below: Certain hormones, especially longer use of estrogens, can increase a person's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen on the fda web site & there is a class action lawsuit ongoing against premarin (conjugated estrogens). See site: http://m.Cancer.Org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is there a link between ovarian cancer and hormone replacement therapy?

No: Causes of ovarian cancer are poorly understood. In some cases, there is a hereditary risk. There is no evidence that hormone therapy affects ovarian cancer. There is evidence that use of birth control pills is protective against ovarian cancer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

Probably none: There does not appear to be a correlation with hormone replacement therapy and ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, i always balance estrogen treatment with progesterone. There is some evidence that women estrogen dominance (overweight, infertile, polycystic ovaries and women who don't ovulate) have higher estrogen dependent cancers like breast, colon, uterine and ovarian. It's all about balance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What HRT is safe for me with strong family history of cancer.?

What HRT is safe for me with strong family history of cancer.?

It depends: All are potentially safe. The risk of estrogen therapy, although low, should be thoroughly discussed before starting, including the risks and benefits. Other hormonal therapies are generally considered safe as long as normal youthful physiologic levels are maintained. ...Read more

8

8
Does HRT cause cancer ?

Does HRT cause cancer ?

Depends on the type: It is well known that unopposed estrogen therapy can cause endometrial cancer. While some literature suggests that there is a relationship between "hrt" (ie: estrogen/progesterone) and breast cancer, there are no definitive studies confirming a cause and effect relationship. Yet, is is also known that some, but not all, breast cancers will grow faster when stimulated by estrogen. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can long term (20 yrs) HRT cause cancer or other health problems?

Can long term (20 yrs) HRT cause cancer or other health problems?

Increases risk: Hormone replacement therapy (such as Premarin (conjugated estrogens) etc) have been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers (such as breast cancer) in women who have a history of taking such medications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the risk that someone could be facing if she is taking hrt? Is it true tht it will cause cancer and cardiac problems?

What are the risk that someone could be facing if she is taking hrt? Is it true tht it will cause cancer and cardiac problems?

Benefits far: Outweigh risks in the normal person, uncommon it can cause those problems for most people, benefits are no hot flashes good for the vagina and lower third of the bladder, good for bones, may be good for skin also and able to sleep better cause no hot flashes , I have many pts on hrt without any problems. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
846 doctors shared insights

Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more