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I am a breast cancer survivor since 1982 - what are the risks associated with taking estrogen and progesterene

By Anonymous September 18, 2011 - 11:48am
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why are they not recommended
What are the specific risks

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Here is a website from the Cancer Society I found that provides some great information http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/menopausal-hormones.

September 18, 2011 - 4:14pm
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Hi Anonymous,
Some breast cancers are related to hormones and if your doctor is recommending you NOT to take hormone supplements, it is probably because your breast cancer was hormone related and therefore, will raise the risk for cancer reoccur. You can ask your physician for clarification.

I hope this helps.

September 18, 2011 - 4:09pm
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