Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS. PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them.

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I had a healthy shake that had soy lecithin in it will that cause high estrogen and breast cancer I'm worried?

A Shake. One shake is not going to alter your risk for anything. Soy lecithin is not a harmful substance anyway and is not a risk factor for breast cancer or any other disease. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

I have gallstones and I read that could mean I have higher estrogen and now I'm worried that will cause breast cancer. Is there any link?

Yes. Studies show that in postmenopausal women high estrogen does correlate however estrogen correlates poorly with breast density and other factors of increased risk in premenopausal women. You should speak to a physician and have an exam, mammogram if appropriate, and BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 analysis in addition to other high risk profile. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24074790. Read more...

If my breast cancer feed off estrogen bein a female how can I reduce it in my body?

"anti-estrogens" Great question. Breast cancer is associated with prolonged high estrogen levels (early menarche, late menopause, children later in life, estrogen replacement rx), not caused, meaning it's not a simple relationship. If you are trying to prevent breast cancer, a low-fat diet is advisable, which may keep estrogen levels down. For ca rx, anti-estrogens such as tamoxifen may counteract the estrogen. Read more...
Iodine. Iodine blocks estrogen receptors - take orally 13.8 mg per day available as iodozyme with biotics need 2pills comes as 6.25mg. Read more...
Anti-hormone drugs. If you have been diagnosed with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer, you should be on a medication to either block estrogen (tamoxifen) or, if you are post-menopausal, to decrease the level of estrogen in your body (letrozole, anastrazole, or exemestane). You can lose weight if you are obese, which will also decrease the estrogen in your body. However, anti-estrogen drugs are very important! Read more...
Avoid estrogens. I agree with the other docs: you should be taking anti-estrogens. But it also helps to avoid xenoestrogens, which come in many forms. Phytoestrogens are in soy and other plant foods; hormone-treated dairy products contain estrogens, and "female" supplements like evening primrose oil are potent sources. Bpas from plastics mimic estrogen in the body; get a metal water bottle! Read more...

Why do we give anti-estrogen drugs to post-menopausal women with breast cancer?

Anti-estrogen drugs. Anti-estrogen drugs are given to both premenopausal and postmenopausal women whose cancer is estrogen receptor-positive or progesterone receptor-positive. These cancer may grow when exposed to estrogen. Anti-estrogen medications block or reduce estrogen that is normally produced by the ovaries in premenopausal women or by fat cells, liver, adrenal glands or other organs in postmenopausal women. 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...

Should a 65-year old woman with a family history of breast cancer continue estrogen?

Probably not. This can increase the risk for some breast cancers and endometrial cancer. Having a family history does not help. However, low dose hormone replacement therapy may be possible. It would be wise to see your doctor to be sure. Read more...
Estrogen & breast CA. Oh such a tough decision!if you have two first degree relatives with breast cancer(sister, mother) you should probably consider stopping.However, if you have osteoporsis or significant heart disease in youself or family this has to be considered. Which is greater risk ca or heart/bones?Than factor in how bad you feel when you don't take estrogen...See what i mean? Read more...