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Paris Ward

My only sister, and my mom had breast cancer. I worry that the process will enable cancer in me when I go on estrogen.

Is that something to be worried about?

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VickySGV

Even without HRT you still have a chance of getting cancer, because it does not wholly respect gender and hormones.  At 3 years on HRT, I did have a piece of suspicious tissue intrude in my right breast which lead to several days of nail biting on my part as they studied the biopsy sample that they took.  A friend of a good friend happens to be a doctor who has written one of the most definitive books on Breast Health Care and I had a few minutes to chat with her one night and per her and my HMO,  our biggest problem deals with the fact that our breast tissue is usually very dense and coiled up which makes it more difficult to detect cancers in the earliest stages, difficult, but far from impossible.  The HRT has a small but not certain chance of giving cancer a starting place. The tissue they found in me was benign, and in fact a tissue that happens to younger women which grows and then disappears in a year or two without anything being done to it.  Discuss your case thoroughly with your doctor as to their feelings based on your history, and then plan the future for prevention and detection.

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Raven1981

As a 11 year cancer survivor myself and I have had cancer back in 2008 which was testicular cancer and has spread upwards throughout my body.  That is one thing that is always on my mind is the return of cancer, especially with being on HRT how cancer does have a better chance.  But when I have talked to my doctor and my doctor knows my history, my doctor is not really blasting me that hard on hormones and keeping an eye on not just my hormone level but also keeping an eye on my tumor markers as well to make sure that cancer does not come back.  So you can talk to your doctor about your history and they can do additional watching on you.

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