Is it safe to take estrogen after having had a hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Not usually. You need to ask your oncologist. I can't answer this question without knowing your endometrial cancer stage and type. Usually, ert is not recommended & fortunately for you not always needed. There are effective treatments for menopause symptoms, osteoporosis protection, or any hypo-esrogenic problems you may have. Good luck & don't forget to ask your doc.
Endometrial cancer. A large national cancer institute (nci) showed that in women with stage i or ii surgically staged endometrial cancer it is safe to take oral estrogen therapy.

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56, just had hysterectomy and oorph for stage 1 uterine cancer found in d&c. Surgery pathology clean. Hot flashes are horrific. Is estrogen an option?

Yes, possible option. Hormone replacement is sometimes used by women who have had early endometrial cancer. Best to speak with your gynecologist and/or oncologist re: his or her opinion. Also consider non-hormonal options for treating hot flashes. Read more...

Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. Now have all mediatinal lymph nodes & bilateral hilar enlarged w/virchow's node. No sarcoid. What?

Investigation&biopsy. Need evaluation & investigation , virchow's node is most likely from abdominal metastasis , can be diagnosed by simple biopsy low risk procedure , nature nodes in the chest need pet scan evaluation first or vats ( video assisted thoracic surgery ) biopsy. Read more...
Endometrial cancer. It sounds as if there is a recurrence of the endometrial cancer. Need to know stage, grade, histology and extent of original surgery. If recurrence, recommend research protocol versus carboplatin/paclitaxel chemotherapy. If low grade initially, Progesterone or an aromatase inhibitor may be worthwhile instead. Read more...

Estrogen increases the risk of endometrial cancer, but does it increase the risk of breast cancer as well?

Yes. Studies have shown an increase risk of breast cancer in patients treated with estrogen replacement. In fact, women at high risk for getting breast cancer are treated with tamoxifen or evista (raloxifene). Those drugs block the effect of estrogen on breast tissue. Read more...
Probably. The studies show mixed results, but most agree that long-term estrogen replacement may increase bc risk. My advice: short term ert (<3 years) is generally safe unless you have a bad family history or personal history of abnormal breast biopsies. I would take ert beyond 3-4 years only if you are truly miserable without it. After a few years most women can taper their ert. Read more...
Estrogen. That is a highly controversial topic with data going both ways. It is easier to say the combination of estrogen and Progesterone (together) in a postmenopausal women increases the risk of breast cancer. Read more...

I had bleeding today for the first time since I had my hysterectomy two years ago for endometrial cancer. No oncologist. Call a gynecologist?

Not from recurrence. depending on the extent of endometrial invasion of the wall of the uterus, at 2 years if there is no evidence of recurrence in pelvis or distal spread on CAT, the vaginal bleeding probably unrelated. On pelvic if a lesion of vagina seen, then bx should be performed. This is rare following a good hysterectomy for endometrial disease, but can occur from squamous Ca of vagina or other lesion. . Read more...