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Do Fertility Drugs Increase Your Risk Of Developing Ovarian Cancer
Minimal: If there is a risk, is with Clomid (clomiphene) after 12 months of use and the risk is minimal. The greatest risk is infertility itself and not the medications. In the grand majority of patients there is no reason to use Clomid (clomiphene) for 12 months. The treatment is usually changed if the patient has not conceived after 4-6 cycles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Thyroid cancer: If you are hyperthyroid, the chances of thyroid cancer are low. It is even lower if you have a diffusely enlarged thyroid without any nodules (grave's disease) as opposed to a multinodular goiter. Thyroid cancer tends to not produce hormone. However, this field is somewhat complicated, and you should go with the advice of your endocrinologist. ...Read more
They dont: At one time state that microwaves coming from cell phones adjacent to head increase brain tumors. The incidence of malignant tumors of brain have not increased yet the use of cell phones have proliferated markedly. Same has been said of living near power cable lines which have not really held up. ...Read more
More ovulations: Great question. The theory is that women who have not had children have more ovulations in their life and these ovulations cause scarring of the surface of the ovary and can lead to cancer. Pregnancy and breastfeeding decrease the risk. It is probably not that simple as many other factors are at play. Infertility treatments can also increase risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Age, STDs, smoking: Women's fertility starts to decrease from the mid 20's, fastest by the 40's. Smoking, stds like chlamydia, endometriosis, ovarian surgery, chemo- or radiotherapy reduce egg numbers & quality. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block fallopian tubes. Overweight or underweight lowers fertility. For men - testosterone or anabolic steroid use, overweight, heavy alcohol or weed, narcotic use. ...Read more
A little bit: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50. More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?
Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more
Probably not: Although, smoking increase the risk of many types of cancer, cervical cancer has been shown to be caused almost exclusively by hpv (human papilloma virus) that smoking has nothing to do with. Endometriosis is a disorder of uterine endometrium and that has nothing to do with the cervix either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Estrogen increases the risk of endometrial cancer, but does it increase the risk of breast cancer as well?
Yes: Studies have shown an increase risk of breast cancer in patients treated with estrogen replacement. In fact, women at high risk for getting breast cancer are treated with tamoxifen or evista (raloxifene). Those drugs block the effect of estrogen on breast tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?
Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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