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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

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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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Does tamoxifen cause uterine cancer?

Does tamoxifen cause uterine cancer?

It can.: The most definitive study that looked at uterine cancer rates associated with tamoxifen found that women had twice the risk of developing uterine cancer, at a rate of 1 per 500 women per year. This rate is far lower than the rate of breast cancer prevention; thus, the benefits far outweigh the risks. A better alternative after menopause is aromatase inhibitors, which do not increase this risk. ...Read more

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Does increase estrogen cause cancer?

Does increase estrogen cause cancer?

Probably: There is a strong relationship between estrogen ingestion, especially in post-menopausal women, and breast cancer. It has to do with the frequency of cellular division and chance for a statistical change in the dna. Some think uterine and ovarian cancer may also fall in this category. ...Read more

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Does taking estrogen cause cancer?

Does taking estrogen cause cancer?

There is indirect : Evidence that associates estrogen cycling with development of breast cancer: early onset of menses, late menopause, use of birth control pills, few pregnancies (therefore "excess" cycling estrogen) and use of post menopausal Estrogens for hot flashes all are more common with those developing breast cancer than those that have fewer to none of these factors. Something else caused; e promotes, grows. ...Read more

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause uterine cancer?

NO, it does not: You may be confusing Arimidex (anastrozole) with Tamoxifen(which can cause uterine cancer although it is a rare complication. Arimidex (anastrozole) has no such problem. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Briefly: Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloating, early satiety & reflux type symptoms. Rarely cancer can affect the stomach & ovaries at the same time. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause breast cancer?

Does smoking cause breast cancer?

No: No direct correlation with breast cancer, and smoking. There is direct correlation with several other cancers, and smoking. Lung cancer, head and neck cancer, bladder cancer is to name just a few. ...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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Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it. You may wish to consult this site for symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that none of the symptoms are diagnostic. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/symptoms.htm ...Read more

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Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

It can enhance the r: It increases the risk of Prostate cancer in someone who is prone to get prostate Cancer. So one has to be monitored for this potential complication. ...Read more

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Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Ca Ovary, bloating: Hello ~ from the word bloating, I am assuming you mean increase in abdominal size,or enlargement of the belly.If that is what you mean, it usually occurs in Stage 4 of the disease and it is due to peritoneal fluid increase (ascites) and from direct spread from the ovary to the peritoneum. Ca Ovary too often presents at this stage which is hopeless. Annual checks to MD can avoid this.thx ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause periods to stop?

Does ovarian cancer cause periods to stop?

Menses (periods): Are caused by pitutary driving ovaries to produce estrogen, and then develop eggs to burst from ovary for fertilization. Uterine lining builds with estrogen stimulation, when estrogen stops, the linig shed. This does not necessarily change with an ovarian cancer on either side. ...Read more

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Does abortions cause cancer? Does ovarian cyst cause cancer?

Does abortions cause cancer? Does ovarian cyst cause cancer?

No: To both. Most "abortions" are natural events due to "blighted fetus" concept. Optional abortions may cause issues of non-biologic nature, but cancer is not one. Ovcysts are very common, and of no oncogenic consequence. ...Read more

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Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Does low progesterone cause endometrial cancer?

Estrogen-progesteron: It's the relationship between estrogen levels and Progesterone levels that are important. Too much estrogen not balanced properly by Progesterone can increase risk of endometrial cancer. This can be either too much estrogen or not enough progesterone. ...Read more

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Does abortion cause cancer?

Does abortion cause cancer?

No, it does not: Abortion is a very debated topic, and rightfully so, with valid arguments from both sides. Which view of it you take should be based on facts and conscience, not unfounded fear. I would like to believe that most of us who gravitate towards the pro-life camp would support our views with valid points and not falsehoods or demonizing but sadly, it is not often true (in both sides). Best to you. ...Read more

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Does surgery cause ovarian cancer to spread?

Not usually: The majority of ovarian cancers are diagnosed after it has already spread widely through the body. Surgery does not usually make this worse, but helps the treatment by decreasing the bulk of the cancer. ...Read more

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Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Absolutely not!: consider the source when obtaining medical information. attorneys. . commercials tv radio church..and other non-medically reviewed sources are usually fantasy or worse.. damaging. go to national Institute of health, cdc, American College ob.gyn. these are places to get reliable information. ...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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Does smoking cause bladder cancer?

Does smoking cause bladder cancer?

Yes: Smoking is one of the leading causes of bladder cancer. In fact very recent studies have shown an even higher link between smoking and bladder cancer thanv previously thought. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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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