In what conditions mustn't I use hormone supplements? Breast cancer?

Yes, ER(+) breast ca. Hormone replacement therapy (hrt), which generally refers to estrogen and Progesterone replacement after a women has reached menopause, has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer if taken in combination for more than 5 years. If you are already diagnosed with a hormone positive breast cancer, we do recommend discontinuing hrt.

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Is there a correlation between breast cancer and thyroid cancer or other hormone conditions?

Rarely. There is no correlation with hypo or hyperthyroidism. Very rarely, there can be families with breast and thyroid cancer, but these families are very rare. Neith cancer causes the other in a given individual. Read more...

How do lutein and zeaxanthin hormones affect breast cancer?

I hope no adversity. Lutein is present in spinach and other dark leafy vegetables and when we eat it, our body makes zeaxantin. Both of these chemicals appear to be essential for healthy macular function (reading and color). Macular degeneration was studied by the national eye institute using a vitamin combination in the lat '80s and this study is being repeated using both lutein and zeaxanthin as well as fish oil. Read more...

What can you do when you can't take hormones do to blood clots and breast cancer to help with symtoms?

Menopause. Menopausal symptoms can be helped by diet, exercise, yoga and meditation. Some women find benefit with ssri's which are used to treat depression. You may want to talk with a doctor trained in alternative medicine. Visit menopause, org http://www.Menopause.Org/edumaterials/guidebook/guidebook.Aspx. Read more...
What symptoms. What symptoms are you experiencing? If it is post-menopausal symptoms, drugs such as venlafaxine are thought to be safe. Read more...
SNRIs and others. If you mean hot flashes many treatments are available including a group called serotonin norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors e.G desvenlafaxine. Clonidine, gabapentine and others. Lifestyle modifications are also advised. Read more...
See your GYN. Mostly you need to adjust, adapt, and wait for the hot flashes to subside, which they usually do. Sometimes certain prescriptions, usually low-dose antidepressants, are useful. "Alternative" therapies are for suckers and can sometimes lead to unpleasant complications. Read more...

What kinds of breast cancer are fueled by hormones?

Hormone Receptor +. Breast cancer can be differentiated into 2 groups: those that have estrogen and/or Progesterone receptors and those that do not. These receptors are proteins that are present on normal breast cells as well. These natural hormones fit into these receptors like a lock-and-key to stimulate these cells. "anti-estrogen" chemotherapeutics can take advantage of these receptors and disable these cells. Read more...
Receptor Positive. Breast cancers that have receptors for estrogen and Progesterone are fueled by hormones. These are the so called er and pr positive tumors. Hormone therapy plays and important role in the treatment of these types of breast cancers. Read more...

What are the hormones someone should take if they have breast cancer?

None. None that is unless prescribed by your doctor. When the cancer is removed a portion of it is tested for hormone receptors. Those results will help your doctor to decide which to give, if any. Read more...
Hormones/Breast CA. If i understand the question correctly you are asking about safe hormones for postmenopausal women with breast cancer? None, if the cancer is er/pr positive. We prescribe estrogen blocking drugs to decrease the risk of recurrence. We discourage hormone use in all breast cancer patients. Read more...

Can you tell me about hormone receptive metastic breast cancer?

Stage 4. This means that the cancer has spread from the breast to other areas of the body ( bone, lung, liver, etc.)-Stage . It is a tumor that should respond to chemotherapy and hormone therapy. Hormone therapy is a blocker-it blocks the tumor cell from being able to feed off of estrogen, which causes its growth. The hormone therapy should stop the tumor from growing. Read more...

How will I know breast cancer hormone therapy is working?

Depends on situation. If you are receiving hormonal therapy for metastatic breast cancer you will hopefully notice improvement in symptoms from the cancer or by seeing an improvement on another scan. If you are taking hormonal therapy to minimize the chance of recurrence, there is no way to know how well it is working for you as an individual. However, many studies prove that it decreases the chance of recurrence. Read more...
Hormones. May be given to treat overt measurable disease, in er++ tumors, and if you had symptomss or tests showing disease, these willl iimprove.. Adjuvant use is commonly giveen ffor 5 years....Surviving disease free is proof. Read more...

Chemotherapy hormone receptor positive node breast cancer?

? I am sorry, I am not sure what you are asking. Could you rephrase the question so that i might be able to help you? Read more...
Not necessarily. . Most (younger) women with lymph node (+) disease will benefit from traditional chemotherapy. However, the molecular biology of a breast cancer is probably more pertinent than the anatomic staging. Therefore, women w/estrogen (+), her2/neu(-) cancer and microscopic lymph node involvement will have an oncotype-dx test; if the recurrence score is low, traditional chemotherapy may be omitted. Read more...
D/W oncologist. Treatment will depend not only the stage but also the biology of the cancer- whether it is estrogen positive, her2neu positive, whether it is lymph node positive or not. Also depends on your preference and overall health condition. Different test like oncotype dx, mammaprint can give you more info-re- recurrence risk of cancer and will be helpful in choosing the right therapy for you.D/w your md. Read more...