6 doctors weighed in:

Can hormone therapy cause cancer by itself?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly,not typical

The uterus is at risk for precancerous changes or uterine cancer when estrogen is taken without progesterone.
This is called unopposed estrogen. After a hysterectomy, no Progesterone is needed. Studies on breast cancer & hormone replacement remain controversial, but most evidence points to Progesterone as the culprit in breast disease. Stay posted as more knowledge about this topic changes often.

In brief: Possibly,not typical

The uterus is at risk for precancerous changes or uterine cancer when estrogen is taken without progesterone.
This is called unopposed estrogen. After a hysterectomy, no Progesterone is needed. Studies on breast cancer & hormone replacement remain controversial, but most evidence points to Progesterone as the culprit in breast disease. Stay posted as more knowledge about this topic changes often.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO ONE KNOWS

Although we know that certain cancers can inhibited by turning off the producton of certain hormones(prostate, breast) , however there has been no prospective or retrospective case study demonstrating that hormones cause cancer. The whi study demonstrated slight increase in breast cancer in women taking "horse estrogen but there is no study showing this with the use of bioidentical/human hormones.

In brief: NO ONE KNOWS

Although we know that certain cancers can inhibited by turning off the producton of certain hormones(prostate, breast) , however there has been no prospective or retrospective case study demonstrating that hormones cause cancer. The whi study demonstrated slight increase in breast cancer in women taking "horse estrogen but there is no study showing this with the use of bioidentical/human hormones.
Dr. Wendell Goins
Dr. Wendell Goins
Thank
Read more answers from doctors