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

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.
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.

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It's it okay for me to take spironolactone if I have a family history of breast cancer? I know it affects hormone levels.

Unknown. Great question! spironolactone increases free estrogen levels in the blood and decreases androgen effects, and in men can cause breast growth. There are no studies that have looked at this question. My best answer is that theoretically, it may increase your risk, as estrogen plays a role in breast cancer development. But if you need spironolactone, you should probably take it. Read more...
Not that I know of.. While spironolactone can cause development of breast tissue in males, i am not aware of any special concern in somebody with a family history of breast cancer. Let us see if any one else has a different opinion. 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 are some of the hormonal influences on breast cancer?

Major. Breast cancer is a hormone sensitive cancer. Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer should avoid taking any Estrogens or progestins as this may cause the tumor to grow. That includes natural products that claim to contain Estrogens (like soy derivatives). Read more...
See below. Certain hormones, especially longer use of estrogens, can increase a person's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen on the fda web site & there is a class action lawsuit ongoing against premarin (conjugated estrogens). See site: http://m.Cancer.Org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens. 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...

Can you tell me how is breast cancer hormone dependent?

Through receptors. Breast cancer cells have receptors on the surface. You can think of these like light switches. Most breast cancers have receptors for estrogen or progesterone, the female hormones. These hormones can bind to the receptor turning it on, and telling the cancer cell to grow. Often the treatment for breast cancer involves blocking these hormone or the receptors they bind to. I hope that helps! Read more...

Can you tell me how is breast cancer "hormone dependent"?

Through receptors. Breast cancer cells have receptors on the surface. You can think of these like light switches. Most breast cancers have receptors for estrogen or progesterone, the female hormones. These hormones can bind to the receptor turning it on, and telling the cancer cell to grow. Often the treatment for breast cancer involves blocking these hormone or the receptors they bind to. I hope that helps! Read more...

Hormonal effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Please clarify. It is unclear from your question what you are asking. Most breast cancers are estrogen-sensitive and can be treated with anti-estrogen medication (tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors). Many women who are peri menopausal when receiving traditional chemotherapy develop ovarian suppression from the chemo and effectively "go into" menopause. I hope this helps. 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...