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Estrogen Based 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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had a hysterectomy had everything took out taking and taking estrogen will it cause some sort of 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
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
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
What is the link between estrogen and uterine cancer? Is there a link between estrogen and developing uterine cancer?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pet scanning is used for staging of a variety of cancers. Lesions seen on plain scans can be shown to be biologically active of pet scan this then suggests metastatic tumor and stages the disease. If a lesion on plain scan does not "light up" on pet scan, it is ...Read more