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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What can be done for endometriosis? My wife 33 is in agony every mth.Does HRT increase risk of cancer? We can't have more kids due to severe adhesions

What can be done for endometriosis? My wife 33 is in agony every mth.Does HRT increase risk of cancer? We can't have more kids due to severe adhesions

What?: first what do you mean night seizures on her past medical conditions. second, if there is no plan for children, discuss with the GYN the option of having hysterectomy. good luck. ...Read more

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Prior to going on HRT post menopause and now moving off it two years later my BP escalates. Cancer through most of my family. Am i better to stay on?

Prior to going on HRT post menopause and now moving off it two years later my BP escalates. Cancer through most of my family. Am i better to stay on?

HT - for hot flashes: If you are experiencing bothersome hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and / or bone loss, ht is something to strongly consider. Family history of cancer is generally not a reason to not take ht. And BP control is not a reason to take ht. If no significant flashes, dryness, or osteopenia, may not need ht. Consider diff. Med for bp. Good luck. ...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