Can an oopherectomy reduce breast cancer recurrence in premenopausal women?

YES for ER positive. Oopherectomy has been proven to reduce recurrence in estrogen-receptor positive pre-menopausal women. Prior to tamoxifen, it was a commonly used treatment for metastatic disease and is now known to reduce recurrence in high-risk premenopausal hormone-receptor positive breast cancer, even without the use of other endocrine therapies.
Yes. But that's a pretty extreme step. Basically, any reduction in estrogen can reduce risk. Pregnancy suppresses estrogen production, which is why nulliparity (not having babies) raises the risk. Nuns have higher brca risk! so while oophorectomy will reduce risk, it is also possible to reduce risk with medications. Raloxifene is drug which works very well with few side effects. See your doctor!
Quite possibly. Removing the ovaries dramatically decreases your estrogen production. Any estrogen responsive or estrogen receptor positive cancers will lose that stimulation, and decrease the chance of developing that type of cancer. Recurrence risk of estrogen receptor positive cancers will decline.

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If given a bilat oopherectomy and aromatose inhibitors for breast cancer would the doctor know that these can cause osteoporosis & what should she do?

Refer to answer. Most drs know about this, however sometimes there are not too many choices. Best to minimize the side effects take 800mcg folic acid+ vit d3 1000 iu once a day. Take also whole milk cheese low salt 4 day/ week for brakfast + add no salt butter to cooking with low heath( has vit k2). Read more...
I would hope so... You are at risk for bone loss and need to have biannual bone density scans to monitor it. Depending on this, you may need vitamin d and calcium supplements and maybe even bisphosphonates like Boniva (ibandronate) or fosamax. I'm sure your oncologist would know. Read more...
YOU know! It sounds like you are aware of the risk, so tell your doctor! it is great that you are thinking about this. Yes, you are at risk for losing bone, so you need to know 1. Where you are starting (what your bone density is now) 2. Your vitamin d level, and 3. How much your bone density changes in 1-2 years. Keep up weight-bearing exercise like walking, and keep up the conversation with your doc! Read more...

I have been prescribed phytoestrogens in pills to alleviate hot flashes of my premenopause. Is II effetive? Is it risky on breast cancer?

Yes and yes. Estrogen is estrogen. The source doesn't matter. Any amount of exogenous (from outside your body) estrogen raises the risk of breast cancer. The effect is dose-related, that is the more estrogen, the higher the risk. Although your increase in risk is probably slight, why not use the old tried and true methods a cool cloth on your forehead? Menopause is natural. Read more...

Does breastfeeding reduce a womens chance of breast cancer?

Yes!! Breast feeding is thought to be "protective" for breast cancer. However, there are many other factors that go into breast cancer risk. So, breast feed with the reassurance you are reducing your overall risk, but please speak with your physician about the many other factors (family history, smoking, age of first period, etc.) that effect your overall risk. Read more...
Yes. Yes we think so. Probably due to the relatively low levels of estrogen a woman has when breastfeeding. Read more...

If my breast cancer feed off estrogen bein a female how can I reduce it in my body?

"anti-estrogens" Great question. Breast cancer is associated with prolonged high estrogen levels (early menarche, late menopause, children later in life, estrogen replacement rx), not caused, meaning it's not a simple relationship. If you are trying to prevent breast cancer, a low-fat diet is advisable, which may keep estrogen levels down. For ca rx, anti-estrogens such as tamoxifen may counteract the estrogen. Read more...
Iodine. Iodine blocks estrogen receptors - take orally 13.8 mg per day available as iodozyme with biotics need 2pills comes as 6.25mg. Read more...
Anti-hormone drugs. If you have been diagnosed with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer, you should be on a medication to either block estrogen (tamoxifen) or, if you are post-menopausal, to decrease the level of estrogen in your body (letrozole, anastrazole, or exemestane). You can lose weight if you are obese, which will also decrease the estrogen in your body. However, anti-estrogen drugs are very important! Read more...
Avoid estrogens. I agree with the other docs: you should be taking anti-estrogens. But it also helps to avoid xenoestrogens, which come in many forms. Phytoestrogens are in soy and other plant foods; hormone-treated dairy products contain estrogens, and "female" supplements like evening primrose oil are potent sources. Bpas from plastics mimic estrogen in the body; get a metal water bottle! Read more...

Does transgender (female to male) and has surgery to remove the breasts and lymph nodes reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Probably. In general, transgender surgery does not remove your lymph nodes... Just the breasts. A cosmetic, non-cancer, operation for the breasts can occasionally leave some breast tissue. This may leave you with some risk of breast cancer, but this is probably much less than 5%. Everything still depends on your underlying risk of breast cancer, which may depend on your family history and other factors.. Read more...