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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?
Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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
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 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
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
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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
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