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Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level to determine if your ovarian reserve is truly low. If you need to take estrogen supplementation, Progesterone will need to be given each cycle as well if you still have a uterus. Your age and any medical issues may determine if you can take estrogen. ...Read more
Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more
Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?
Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more
Increases risk: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) has been shown to increase one's risk for breast cancer if taken for longer than 5 years. The current recommendation is to take low doses for a limited amount of time and then stop. There are some other non hormonal medications that can be used to help manage menopausal symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Photodynamic therapy may play a limited role in lung cancer treatment — generally complementing, rather than replacing, other forms of treatment: Photodynamic therapy may be an option for treating superficial non-small cell lung cancers that haven't spread beyond the lungs and those that are located in areas easily reached with the tools used during the treatment. Photodynamic therapy begins with the injection of a light-sensitive medication into a vein. One to three days later, the doctor shines light of a certain wavelength onto the tumor from inside the body — typically using a thin, lighted tube called a bronchoscope, which is passed through the mouth into the lungs. The light destroys the cells that have absorbed the light-sensitive medication. After photodynamic therapy, your whole body is sensitive to light. Generally you need to avoid any exposure to bright light, including the sun, for up to eight weeks after treatment. Photodynamic therapy isn't effective for cancer that has spread beyond the lung or tumors that can't be reached by the bronchoscope. ...Read more
Depends on age: Early estrogen replacement rx (hrt) is of major value in women with either surgical menopause or early menopause in diminishing the likelihood of heart disease. It diminishes the chance for osteoporosis and colon cancer. It makes a females sexual-life longer. However, in older females with metabolic syndrome, or who have been off or never on hormones, a serm like Evista (raloxifene) may be better option. ...Read more
Energy beams: For certain types of colorectal cancer, energy beams are focused in the cancerous area. These beams are designed to kill cancer cells and decrease the chance of the tumor growing back. Depending on the situation, radiation can be used either before an operation or after an operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause.
Estrogen: Endometriosis needs estrogens to make symptoms. If after stopping the Estradiol 1mg - which is a low dose and should not cause endometriosis to grow to begin with - symptoms what is thought to be endometriosis persists, that diagnosis needs to be challenged - it's unlikely to be endometriosis. ...Read more
Fairly effective: Radiation plays an important role in treating breast cancer. In the neoadjuvant setting it can reduce the size of a relatively large lesion making surgery more effective. It can be used to treat micro disease in axilla and after lumpectomy can be used to enhance survival and reduce local recurrence. In metastatic bone disease it can control in not eliminate disease. ...Read more
What is the best treatment, perscription, for testosterone replacement therapy? Best: application and dosage.
Many options: Typically the testosterone gels applied once daily have are best at increasing and stabilizing levels. However there are newer applications such as a solution applied under the arm and foam. Most of these are equivalent in how well they work. Injections are the cheapest but the level decreases in between doses. Often which application depends on the insurance and dose can vary per patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause...: A primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants,...). Medical causes may include hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium... ...Read more
It depends: Chemotherapy is very effective for treatment of some cancers. It can be curative in some cases and prolong life in others. However, chemotherapy, due to its nature, is toxic, and any treatment with chemotherapy should involve a discussion of risks and benefits (and possible outcomes) before starting. ...Read more
Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?
NO BUT INCREASE RISK: Hormone therapy does not cause breast cancer but it does increase your risk of breast cancer. According to the national nurses health study using hormone replacement therapy for 10-15 yrs increases risk about 20%, if used more than 15 yrs it doubles to around 40%. Talk to your doctor to help you decide how to better manage postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more