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Hypothyroidism, take 50mcg Thyronorm daily. Read that HRTs like the above increase risk of breast cancer in long run. Is this true?

Hypothyroidism, take 50mcg Thyronorm daily. Read that HRTs like the above increase risk of breast cancer in long run. Is this true?

Not with this hormon: The word HRT means use of female Hormones(like estrogen/progesterone) for post meopausal symptoms like hot flashes etc. What you are taking has no effect on the breast, only estrogens do. ...Read more

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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35 years, childless, hypothyroidism, 50 mcg Thyronorm daily. Read long term use of thyroid HRT can increase risk of breast cancer. Is this true?

35 years, childless, hypothyroidism, 50 mcg Thyronorm daily. Read long term use of thyroid HRT can increase risk of breast cancer. Is this true?

No: this medication is a synthetic Thyroid hormone which you need to survive. The levels should be monitored and adjusted by a doctor. It should not increase your Breast cancer risk. The replacement hormones people use for hot flushes (estrogen/progesterone) during and after menopause do cause increased risk. ...Read more

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Is there any links between cervical cancer and breast cancer?

Is there any links between cervical cancer and breast cancer?

Ovarian cancer: And breast cancer are related in that certain genetic defects make a person more susceptible to develop both. No such correlation with cervical cancer. Causes of malignancy are multifactorial, and we are just beginning to understand them. ...Read more

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Is there a link between high bone density and breast cancer?

Is there a link  between high bone density and breast cancer?

Maybe: There appears to be a link between high bone density and the risk of breast cancer. The reasons for the association are not clear, but may be estrogen related. Please see this link: http://www.Breastcancer.Org/research-news/20080728. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer medication have any link to mild strokes?

Does breast cancer medication have any link to mild strokes?

Tamoxifen & Strokes: Tamoxifen can slightly increase the risk of blood clots, potentially leading to a stroke or a dvt. This is not unlike birth control pills and is especially concerning in high-risk people (heart disease, smokers, prior clots). A similar class of drugs, aromatase inhibitors, is as or more effective than tamoxifen for estrogen (+) pts w/o the clotting risk, but it is only effective after menopause. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Yes, there can be: There are some genetic blood tests brca type. So far, there is brca i and brca 2. This doesn't mean you can't have an inherited form of breast ca and ovarian ca---as of now not yet discovered, and no blood test to determine a patient's risk. A woman can have breast and ovarian cancer and have negative genetic tests----we don't have all the answers yet. ...Read more

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Is there any link between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Is there any link between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Not a direct link: Breast cancer can spread to the lungs. Very rarely, lung cancer can spread to the breasts. Some lung cancers are estrogen or Progesterone receptor positive. ...Read more

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I have gallstones and I read that could mean I have higher estrogen and now I'm worried that will cause breast cancer. Is there any link?

I have gallstones and I read that could mean I have higher estrogen and now I'm worried that will cause breast cancer. Is there any link?

Yes: Studies show that in postmenopausal women high estrogen does correlate however estrogen correlates poorly with breast density and other factors of increased risk in premenopausal women. You should speak to a physician and have an exam, mammogram if appropriate, and BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 analysis in addition to other high risk profile. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24074790 ...Read more

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How strong is the link between HRT and breast cancer? Maternal grandma is bc survivor and was diagnosis after being on HRT for many years.

How strong is the link between HRT and breast cancer? Maternal grandma is bc survivor and was diagnosis after being on HRT for many years.

Increased risk: Using combined hormone therapy after menopause increases the risk of getting breast cancer. It may also increase the chances of dying from breast cancer. This increase in risk can be seen with as little as 2 years of use. Combined ht also increases the likelihood that the cancer may be found at a more advanced stage. ...Read more

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These days what's the thought about the link between breast cancer and abortion?

These days what's the thought about the link between breast cancer and abortion?

No relationship: All the studies so far indicated no correlation between abortion (induced or spontaneous) and breast cancer - or any other cancer. ...Read more

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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read more

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Does repeated and/or monthly use of Plan B one step cause infertility? Or increase risk of breast cancer?

Plan B: Plan b is only a high dose of birth control medication. You run the same risks taking Plan B as you would taking birth control however you do not take it for long periods of time rather you just take high doses occasionally when needed. If you are concerned about the side effects of taking birth control you may want to look into using different methods of birth control rather than hormones. I do not believe there is any documentation supporting infertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more