Does having my womb/uterus taken out decrease my chances of breast cancer?

No. Taking the uterus out would not affect your risk of breast cancer but if you are premenopausal taking the ovaries out would lower your risk. This of course also has drawbacks(sudden menopause and all it's associated symptoms: hotflashes, mood changes, bone thinning). I would only recommend this if there is a genetic predisposition for breast or ovarian cancer.
No . Having a hysterectomy does not decrease your risk of breast cancer. In some cases - removal of the ovaries may decrease your risk - but not if replacement hormones are given.
No. Removing the uterus alone would not decrease the chances of having breast cancer. Removal of the ovaries might.

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Do the breast enhancement pills "breast actives" cause breast cancer or uterus cancer?

Don't use. I've never seen any scientific literature or patient studies that show any real improvement from these types of products. I think a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is the right place to start if you want to enhance the size of your breasts. Read more...
Who knows? Don't risk it! there is no safe way to grow or reduce breasts... Whether with supplements or medications. Augmentation with a plastic surgeon is the only safe way. Read more...

Can the intake of tamoxifen for breast cancer affect our uterus?

Yes. Tamoxifen can stimulate the utermine lining, can cause abnormal menstrual type bleeding, and could be a risk factor for uternine cancer. The benefits far outweight the risks, though.Tamoxifen can also increase the risk of blood clots, but lowers osteoporosis risk. Read more...
Yes, it does. Yes! tamoxifen is a quirky drug! it binds to the estrogen receptor on cells, and in most places blocks the activity of estrogen. But in some places, including the uterus, tamoxifen turns on the receptor instead of turning it off. This causes the lining of the uterus to build up and get thick. This slightly increases the risk of uterine cancer, especially in older women. Read more...

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment cause cancer of the uterus?

Yes. Tamoxifen has been shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer, not unlike estrogen replacement therapy, with an incidence of ~1:500. However, this is almost-always caught at its earliest stage, with very high cure rates. If you compare the benefit of tamoxifen for either treating or preventing breast cancer compared to this risk, the benefit far outweighs the risk. Read more...
Tamoxifen. If you get vaginal bleeding, you need a biopsy of the endometrium. Some doctors do ultrasounds looking for polips as well . Read more...

Can taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce cancer of the uterus?

Maybe. There is a slight increased risk of endometrial cancer of 1 in 500 chance reported. The benefits of tamoxifen in treatment of breast cancer is much higher than the risk of endometrial cancer. Ask your oncologist and ob-gyn how best to follow or watch for this potential risk. Read more...

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce development of cancer of the uterus?

It can. Studies show that women who take tamoxifen have twice the risk of uterine cancer as compared to non treated patients. However, the benefits of tamoxifen for the treatment of breast cancer far outweigh the risks. Aromatase inhibitors are a group of drugs that can be used instead of tamoxifen for post-menopausal breast cancer patients; these drugs do not have this risk. Read more...
Yes. The chance is about 1% and treatment is hysterectomy. With such a low chance then tamoxifen is worth the risk. A gynecologist needs to keep track of the patient and any unusual bleeding evaluated. There are also other hormone alternatives with less risk. Check with your medical oncologist to see which drug is best for a particular patient. Read more...

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

May be Femara (letrozole) Letrozole ( Femara (letrozole) ) also redices estrogen levels , discuss with your oncologist will give you the best advise . Read more...
Letrozole. Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. Read more...

My mom died because of breast cancer at age45 and my grandmother& aunt (side father) died of uterus cancer. I'm worried about myself. What should I do?

Establish. A doctor that you can see yearly for physical exams. Perform breast self exams. Yearly mammograms at age 40. Can ask your doctor about brca and have genetic testing. Be healthy. Eat healthy. Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise. Read more...
Follow your doctor's. Recommendation for cancer screening, even if don't have any symptoms. It is important to detect breast cancer and cervical cancer early. You should also get tested for any genetic disorders that might predispose you to develop cancers. Read more...