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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. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

The uterus is the female organ in which conception and carrying of the fetus takes place. The cervix is the opening of the uterus. Cancers of the cervix are usually of squamous cell variety. The uterus usually develops cancer in the cells which develop the lining (which is shed every month). This type of cancer is ...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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Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. [14]) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years. ...Read more

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Can estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

No, a risk factor: Unopposed estrogen is a risk factor for uterine cancer but it does not always cause it. Unopposed estrogen means it is given without any Progesterone another female hormone. Somewhere between 4-8 out of every 1000 women receiving unopposed estrogen per year will get uterine cancer. Being obese probably makes the risk closer to 8/1000, whereas in thin women the risk is about 4/1000. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer? Who usually suffers from it?

What are the warning signs of uterine cancer? What are the causes, warning signs, and effects of uterine cancer?  Who usually suffers from it?

Vaginal Bleeding: Unusual vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge difficulty or pain when urinating pain during sexual intercourse pain in the pelvic area are some of the more common symptoms. Risk factors: older women obesity family history of uterine/colon cancer learn more on : http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer. ...Read more

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Do irregular (infrequent) periods put you at a greater risk of uterine cancer?

More estrogen .....: Without increased progesterone, raises risk of endometrial (uterine lining) cancer. If the cause of the irregular periods is due to increased estrogen (ex. Obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovaries (pcos)), then the risk of endometrial cancer increases. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. Also see this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/endometrial-cancer/ds00306/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for women who have uterine cancer in their family history?

IUD: The Mirena iud releases Progesterone locally to the uterus and helps prevent endometrial hyperplasia. There are many types of uterine cancer and you will need to discuss with your doctor your risks based on the type that runs in your family. ...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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...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