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Is estrogel and progesterone dangerous if your mother died of uterine cancer?

Not really. Only 2-3% of cancers have a genetic link, most are behavioral. Uterine or endometrial cancer, is usually due to unopposed estrogen. The "opposition" is progesterone. If they were dangerous, you would have been in trouble when you were menstrating as well, making both Estrogens and progesterone. Read more...
Probably not. Probably not but best to have a detailed conversation about your family history and other risk factors with your gynecologist. Read more...

Does long term use of estrogen and progesterone lower risk for uterine cancer?

When combined. It will lower risk if combined in an hormone replacement therapy(HRT) for applicable patients. Estrogen used alone for (HRT) in women who still have a uterus present can increase their risk of uterine cancer.(endometrial) when progesterone is not used. Read more...

Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Individual. Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. Read more...

Could endometrial cancer cause Fever that lasts for a week or more?

It depends. Any Fever that persists beyond one week raises questions about something serious going on. If your Temp is over 100F for more than one week, you should go see your doctor for a complete physical examination to find the cause. Endometrial cancer rarely causes fever unless it has spread out into liver which would be uncommon, but it depends on details of your medical history. Read more...

Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

No, the opposite! An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer. Read more...
Endometrial cancer. Progesterone iuds can actually be used to treat endometrial cancers in very highly selected patients. Read more...