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Link Between Hypothyroidism Breast Cancer
Hypothyroidism, take 50mcg Thyronorm daily. Read that HRTs like the above increase risk of breast cancer in long run. Is this true?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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