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Emcyt Cancer Related Hormone
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?
Tough question: By this i assume you mean for in vitro vertilization. Any hormone manipulation has a potential for side effects. Increased Estrogens increases the risk of breast and cervical cancer, but lower estrogen increases risks of ovary and uterus--also influenced by Progesterone and other hormones. This is not a straight forward topic, as there are many studies that contradict each other. ...Read more
Possibly: There are certain cancer cells that produce hormones. Neuroendocrine tumors such as pheochromocytomas are one classic example. These can lead to signs and symptoms of excessive sympathetic type hormones. Another example is the carcinoid tumor that arises in the gut. These can secrete polypeptide hormones. Other cancers such as the malignant gliomas of the brain do not secrete hormones. It varies. ...Read more
Do the pesticides and other chemicals in food cause cancer? What about hormones and pesticides in meat?
Chemicals: If a chemical can kill a bug, it can kill you too. There are not alot of studies on modern pesticides and human cancers. You'll see them in 10-20 years, just like our ddt experience and the near extinction of the bald eagle. ...Read more
Is it true that there is a hormone-producing cancer that instead of making you lose weight prevents you from being able to lose weight?
Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?
Yes: The hormonal changes that usually occur in the 10-15 years before menopause can contribute to many problems. Progesterone levels drop leading to "estrogen dominance". Fibroid and endometriosis growth can accelerate. Ovarian cysts can be more likely. The endometrial lining can become hyperplastic or thickened leading to polyps, atypia, and cancer. Get your regular checkups. ...Read more
Sometimes: Prolonged use of post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. That doesn't necessarily mean that the hormones "caused" the cancer--they may simply increase the risk in someone who already had other risk factors, such as family history. And not everyone who takes hormone replacement develops breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly,not typical: The uterus is at risk for precancerous changes or uterine cancer when estrogen is taken without progesterone. This is called unopposed estrogen. After a hysterectomy, no Progesterone is needed. Studies on breast cancer & hormone replacement remain controversial, but most evidence points to Progesterone as the culprit in breast disease. Stay posted as more knowledge about this topic changes often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am having total throidoctomy due to cancer and i won't be taking any hormone to replace my thyroid hormone for 6 weeks what side effect i will have ?
Hypothyroidism: There is no need to stop the synthroid prior to surgery. You need to stop it prior to radioactive iodine. You will become hypothyroid: cold, fatigued, constipated, etc. There are ways to lessen this. You can switch to fast acting Cytomel for 4 of 6 weeks, and then stop the cytomel. Thyrogen can be used. The management of thyroid ca is complex, and should be directed by an endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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