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Ocps And Womens Cancers
Still serious: Because your tubes are tied, you can't become infertile. But that's the only difference. The infection can still get up into the uterus and maybe part of your tubes (depending on where exactly they were tied), causing fever and pain. Gonorrea bacteria can get in the blood, causing systemic infection with a kind of arthritis and even life-threatening heart infections. Don't take it lightly! ...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
Why is mammography not recommended as screening tool for women in 30s to check for breast cancer? Bc their risk is low or bc of dense breasts?
Both: Younger women are at lower risk, and the sensitivity of mammo is decreased in the setting of dense breasts(which tend to be in younger women). There is no compelling scientific data that demonstrates any benefit to screening average risk women in their 30s. However, high risk younger women(e.g. BRCA carriers) may be candidates for screening in their 30s or even younger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not totally correct: There are cancers that will obviously happen in one gender because the other does not have that particular organ (prostate, testicles, uterus, ovary, etc). Breast is more common in women probably because they have much more breast tissue and the right hormonal environment for it. Many other cancers are more common in men. Cancer is not mysoginistic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is combined tamoxifen plus hormonal therapy better for breast cancer in pre or postmenopausal women?
Estrogen supression: In general, aromatase inhibitor is only indicated for postmenopausal women ;not for premenopausal; while on the other hand, tamoxifen can be given either in pre or postmenopausal. Only thing is that tamoxifen can cause a little bit higher risk for complication -i.e. Risk for blood clots and risk for develping uterine cancer- when used in older population- age of -65 Y.O. Or above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are the risks of getting cancer (especially breast cancer) higher, if I am already on hormone treatment (estrogen and progestogen) at age 17?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-estrogen drugs: Anti-estrogen drugs are given to both premenopausal and postmenopausal women whose cancer is estrogen receptor-positive or progesterone receptor-positive. These cancer may grow when exposed to estrogen. Anti-estrogen medications block or reduce estrogen that is normally produced by the ovaries in premenopausal women or by fat cells, liver, adrenal glands or other organs in postmenopausal women. ...Read more
Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer commonly spreads by the cancer cells sloughing off the ovary, floating in the abdominal cavity, and planting in other areas, especially where the fluid pools. The bladder surface is one of those areas where implants commonly occur, and can cause blood in the urine. Sometimes the ovarian tumor itself can rest on the bladder and cause bladder irritation, and potentially bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) reduces infections, diseases and vaginal cancer?
Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?
PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more
No: Breast feeding doesn't suppress ovulation more than a month or two in most women, so it won't suppress cysts (most of which are follicles or eggs) and it certainly won't prevent ovarian tumors entirely. Obviously too if it prevent endometrial thickening most breast feeders who conceived would miscarry as well. Pregnancy does have some positive effect on non genentic ovarian cancer prevention. ...Read more
Can women at 46 years of age get pregnant if they undergo hormone (estrogen and prpgesterone) therapy?
No: Not while they are taking e + p - the ingredients of bc pills. ...Read more
Starve tumor: Many tumors are fed by estrogen - the main female horomone. Anti-estrogen pills block the effects of estrogen (in a variety of different ways) and thereby starve the tumor from a vital growth factor. Even if you are postmenopausal (or even male) your body still produces estrogen in places like the adrenals and subcutaneous fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short&Long Term QOL: Early on, the greatest impact on qol is related to the emotional effects of a cancer DX and the physical effects of surgery+/-chemo+/-radiation rx. Thankfully, most women return to their normal pre-dx state soon after, although the fear of cancer recurrence can be overwhelming for some. Ironically, some people's lives improve as they prioritize their health & what's most important in their lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do health consequences result from gonorrhea on postmenopausal women/ women with their tubes tied? If so, what are they?
On Lupron (leuprolide) for fibroids and endo, also taking 2mg estrace as addback. Started spotting and bleeding, 20 days now. Why? Can estrace make fibroids grow?
Shrinkage: Lack of hormones an usage can cause atrophy or shrinkage but both are needed and this comes after the 50s and 60. All the things you can do in the interrest of maintaning good health can postpone these cganges including sexual activity. ...Read more
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