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Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

When combined: It will lower risk if combined in an hormone replacement therapy(HRT) for applicable patients. Estrogen used alone for (HRT) in women who still have a uterus present can increase their risk of uterine cancer.(endometrial) when progesterone is not used. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer ?

Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer ?

Probably not: Probably not but best to have a detailed conversation about your family history and other risk factors with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

Biopsy: Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is true that uterine cancer is hereditary?

Is  true that uterine cancer is hereditary?

It can be: Some forms of uterine cancer may be hereditary, especially if there is a strong family history of other close relatives having certain cancers (colon cancer, uterine cancer, for example). Most cases are probably not hereditary, however. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms for uterine cancer?

Bleeding, pain, etc: Common uterine cancer symptoms are first and foremost abnormal bleeding and pain. Once more advanced it can start to cause rectal and bladder pain, irritation, or bleeding. It can also be detected on gynecologic exam with palpating and when suspected by endometrial sampling which is an outpatient simple procedure. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of uterine cancer?

What are the known symptoms of uterine cancer?

Irregular bleeding: May be asymptotic. Symptoms include, vaginal bleeding after menopause, prolonged periods or bleeding between periods an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more