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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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