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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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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 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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Diagnosed with cancer. Stop estrogen?

Diagnosed with cancer. Stop estrogen?

Type?: Depends entirely on the type. Some physicians discontinue estrogen supplements in the presence of present or past breast cancer. Some cancers caught and treated early are mere speedbumps. A more serious cancer should prompt a discussion with your physician similar to the one that preceded your decision to supplement in the first place. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why can estrogen injections cause cancer?

CA and estrogen: As with most of medicine we think we know how estrogen causes CA but this is still being evaluated...E stimulates certain cells. Some of the different kinds of E can also cause free radicals in the cell which than causes damage to the DNA..resulting in CA. This is an active area of research. So more info to come in the next few years. ...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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I had a hysterectomy had everything took out taking and taking estrogen will it cause some sort of cancer?

I had a hysterectomy had everything took out taking and taking estrogen will it cause some sort of cancer?

Perhaps: For elderly women given estrogen years after their hysterectomy there was a concern about breast cancer. You must talk to the doctor who is prescribing the estrogen about your risk based on your family history and how long you will be on estrogen. ...Read more

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Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

No, a risk factor: Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000. ...Read more

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Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Estrogen/Uterine CA: Absolutely not. "high" estrogen levels are only one factor in the risk profile for uterine cancer, which also includes obesity, family history, and oral contraceptive history. Even if you possess one or more risk factors, that does not mean that a tumor is certain. Close monitoring and counselling by your gyn is the best course of action. ...Read more

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How is estrogen used to treat prostate cancer? I thought that was only found in women!

How is estrogen used to treat prostate cancer? I thought that was only found in women!

Not used: Estrogen used to be a treatment for prostate cancer many years ago but is no longer used to due increased side effects and complications. Newer agents are now used that are not estrogen based but are male hormone blockers. ...Read more

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Cancer. Would it benefit her to take Fosamax (alendronate) or serm's or even take estrogen?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Cancer. Would it benefit her to take Fosamax (alendronate) or serm's or even take estrogen?

Clarification?: What kind of cancer? Are you referring to cancer that has spread to the bone? Or to prevent it? There are a couple of medication used in metastatic cancer to the bone - zometa or xgeva (denosumab). Estrogen/serm/fosamax are not used in that setting. As for now- nothing is confirmed by radncomized study that we can use to prevent cancer from spreading to the bone (need more study on xgeva (denosumab)). ...Read more

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Only have half moons on thumbs and one has less. Have low vitaminb12. Is it true that it means I have cancer somewhere or high estrogen I'm scared?

Only have half moons on thumbs and one has less. Have low vitaminb12. Is it true that it means I have cancer somewhere or high estrogen I'm scared?

Finger print: Are you talking about the pattern of fingerprints on your thumbs? If so, chill out. Finger print patterns have no association with any disease. You may take a sub- lingual form of vitamin B12, though to be sure you may consider injection of B12, if you are really deficient with proper laboratory testing. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the role of estrogen in breast cancer?

What is the role of estrogen in breast cancer?

Stimulates the growt: About 80% of breast cancer are er positive which means that the cancer cells are stimulated to grow by estrogen in the body. Decreasing the estrogen levels with tamoxifen which is an estrogen blocker in premenopausal women and aromatase inhibitors which stop estrogen production in sites other than the ovaries in post menopausal women is an important treatment. ...Read more

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Should i avoid eating food rich in natural estrogen when diagnosed with uterine cancer?

Phytoestrogens : According to the acog practice bulletin phytoestrogens are not well absorbed by the body. So, it is not a problem. In fact, a large study showed women with stage i or ii endometrial cancer can safely take estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Estrogen: Interesting question; estrogen has been used to treat prostate cancer but due to cardio side effects is not used routinely any longer; the data on soy is very debatable. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. ...Read more

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Package insert says estrogen patch is associated with ovarian cancer. Are there data to prove causation? If so, at what doses, duration is there risk?

Package insert says estrogen patch is associated with ovarian cancer. Are there data to prove causation? If so, at what doses, duration is there risk?

Estrogen patch: Estrogen causes ovarian cancer, this is an indisbutable fact. How much and for how long is not known. The only thing i can tell you is that the less extra estrogen you put into your system the better. Why are you taking this in the first place? What kind of estrogen is it? ...Read more

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Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Estrogen: Tamoxifen is given to individuals with specific breast cancers that are driven to grow by the presence of estrogen receptors. Tamoxifen interferes with the activity of estrogen in the breast, preventing cancer growth. The role of Progesterone receptors is unclear, though Progesterone receptors in breast cancer are generally associated with estrogen receptors, making tamoxifen an effective therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more