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Medroxyprogesterone Cause Breast Cancer
Uncertain: The whi study carried out by the nih in the last decade found an increase in the rate of breast cancer in women taking Medroxyprogesterone acetate (mpa) plus mixed conjugated equine estrogens, but not in women taking the estrogen alone. This casts suspicion of mpa but it certainly does not prove that it increases the risk of breast cancer. It does not increase the risk of breast infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to take medroxyprogesterone if I have an extremely large family history of breast cancer? It was prescribed for my endometriosis.
Good Question: But unfortunately there is no one good answer , 99% of breast cancers are in woman only 1% in men , first fundamental woman are exposed repeated assaults by estrogen/progesterone hormonal cycles , men are not. Beside genetic so many factors contribute to the genesis of breast , we all should hope some day we will find exact cure breast cancer , now only alternative is awareness , early detect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wish we knew!: We don't know what causes breast cancer, and the rate in young women is increasing. We do know that a long exposure to estrogen increases your risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. Alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer. Any there are chemicals in our environment that are similar to estrogen, like bpa plastics. I suspect this! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some risks: Some risks are known and others are not. Prolonged estrogen exposure, family genetics, obesity, cigarette smoking, early age of first period, late age of first childbirth can be some risks. Maybe excess alcohol intake. See this site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/content.Aspx?Id=5248&terms=causes%20of%20breast%20cancer. ...Read more
Wow! What Question!: Hmmm... Well the only known things that "can" (not always) cause breast cancer are radiation exposure to the chest/breasts, genetic mutations either inherited (brca1, brca2, p53, pten) and spontaneously made (huge variety). Estrogen does not cause breast cancer! if so, every woman, and most men, would get it. Other factors: obesity, smoking, alcohol, family/personal history, low activity. ...Read more
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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