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Is there a link between ovarian cancer and hormone replacement therapy?

Is there a link between ovarian cancer and hormone replacement therapy?

No: Causes of ovarian cancer are poorly understood. In some cases, there is a hereditary risk. There is no evidence that hormone therapy affects ovarian cancer. There is evidence that use of birth control pills is protective against ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

Probably none: There does not appear to be a correlation with hormone replacement therapy and ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, i always balance estrogen treatment with progesterone. There is some evidence that women estrogen dominance (overweight, infertile, polycystic ovaries and women who don't ovulate) have higher estrogen dependent cancers like breast, colon, uterine and ovarian. It's all about balance. ...Read more

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On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to end HRT for normal menopause age?

On hormone replacement therapy  since  hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to  end HRT  for normal menopause  age?

Add progesterone: Estrogen continues to be made from the fat cells and adrenal glands so you need to be on natural Progesterone forever to balance the estrogen. It stimulates the p53 gene to protect you from cancers. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell if a cyst is a malignant ovarian cyst from my hormones?

Can doctors tell if a cyst is a malignant ovarian cyst from my hormones?

Usually not.: Hormonal tests (ca 125) is neither senstive nor specific enough for detecting ovarian cancer, particularly in early stages. If the cyst has suspicious features on ultrasound your doctor or a gyn specialist would be able to guide you. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

PCOS: There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome where multiple cysts are seen in the ovary. Women who have this condition will typically have no periods or very irregular periods due to hormonal imbalance leading to absence of ovulation. So the answer to your question is yes, hormonal imbalance can lead to these cysts to develop. ...Read more

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If ovarian cysts mess with hormones, does that mean that once they are gone for good there is a chance that depression can go away for good?

If ovarian cysts mess with hormones, does that mean that once they are gone for good there is a chance that depression can go away for good?

Unlikely: I have unfortunately never seen the removal of ovarian cysts clear up depression. Perhaps one of my colleagues on here has and i would be interested in their input. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cysts mess eith your hormones?

Could ovarian cysts mess eith your hormones?

Ovarian cysts are...: Caused by hormonal imbalance in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Other ovarian cysts are not. In pcos, free testosterone is elevated (decrease in sex hormone biding globulin) ; associated with hyperinsulinemia, which is caused by Insulin resistance. If you have non-pcos cysts, the answer is probably not! pcos is part of metabolic syndrome! hirsuitism is common in pcos, not other cysts. ...Read more

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Hello, I want to know what is the principal cause of ovarian cysts and how can I treat it without administrating any kind of hormones Thanks. ?

Hello, I want to know what is the principal cause of ovarian cysts and how can I treat it without administrating any kind of hormones 
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Nature: It is normal for the ovary to have cysts. Every woman has a 2 cm cyst at the time of ovulation. On occasion there will be an abnormal ovarian cyst that will require surgical treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more