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Is there any evidence linking ovarian cancer to hrt?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, ERT does

Unopposed estrogen therapy (ert) does increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
The jury is still out on HRT although the women health institute study did find that continuous combined HRT may increase the risk of ovarian cancer slightly. Keep in mind that ovarian cancer is rare, much rarer than breast cancer. See your doc for a frank talk on this.

In brief: Yes, ERT does

Unopposed estrogen therapy (ert) does increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
The jury is still out on HRT although the women health institute study did find that continuous combined HRT may increase the risk of ovarian cancer slightly. Keep in mind that ovarian cancer is rare, much rarer than breast cancer. See your doc for a frank talk on this.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Link from ACS

Here is a good review from the american cancer society.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/medicaltreatments/menopausal-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-cancer-risk.

In brief: Link from ACS

Here is a good review from the american cancer society.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/medicaltreatments/menopausal-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-cancer-risk.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Diana Bitner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

The risk of uterine cancer makes unopposed estrogen a risk, if you have a uterus, and take estrogen, you must also take a progestin.
If you have your ovaries, and not a uterus, you can take estrogen by itself.

In brief: NO

The risk of uterine cancer makes unopposed estrogen a risk, if you have a uterus, and take estrogen, you must also take a progestin.
If you have your ovaries, and not a uterus, you can take estrogen by itself.
Dr. Diana Bitner
Dr. Diana Bitner
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