Medroxyprogesterone and breast cancer

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Avatar f tn Hi EAFarm, I recommend googling the name of this medication and see if you can find out what the possible side effects of this drug are and see if there is any mention of an association with breast cancer. I found a helpful site for looking up side effects of various drugs is www.rxlist.com .
1344197 tn?1392822771 The findings suggest there is an increased risk of invasive breast cancer, breast cancer presenting with positive lymph nodes, and breast cancer related deaths. While the absolute risk of breast cancer related death is small, it is significantly increased for women taking combined estrogen and progesterone daily. It should be noted that the data at this point does not show an increase in breast cancer risk in patients taking estrogen alone.
135691 tn?1271100723 The most recent study (The women's health initiative WHI)on estrogen and the risk of breast cancer only showed a risk with estrogen and progesterone in the product called "prempro". To date, the WHI study has not shown an association of estrogen alone and breast cancer.
1855970 tn?1325827213 I have been taking Medroxyprogesterone (Provera) for 11 months now to induce my period each month. I take 10mg days 16-26 each month. I usually get my period 2-5 days after i stop the medicine. This month however, its day 11 and still no period. For the past week or so I have been experiencing very painful/sensitive nipples, slight abdominal cramping, excessive tiredness, headaches, and nausea.
Avatar n tn When I wake up I have head aches every morning. I also have back pains and My BREAST are super sensitive, I rub them and it hurts, they are swollen and they looks like they are growing. I am also having a discharge its like a milky discharge and no pains or itching. I have taken 3 or 4 home pregnancy test and all comes back negative. What do u guys think?
Avatar n tn Prempro ( combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is not usually given if there is a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. Since long-term intake of this medicine may also increase your risk of breast cancer, heart attack, stroke, and blood clot - it is important that you discuss with your doctor about your management plan. (ref: http://www.drugs.com/prempro.
Avatar f tn The Women's Health Initiative showed that combined HRT as Prempro (conjugated estrogen plus progestin formulation medroxyprogesterone acetate) increased the risk of breast cancer. Estrogen taken without a progestin (Premarin) did not increase risk of breast cancer. But you are correct that a progestin or progesterone needs to be taken with estrogen to protect the uterine lining from proliferation and risk of hyperplasia or cancer.
Avatar n tn What could this be? I went to a radiologist to see if it was breast cancer. They didn't find a lump in my breast tissue. The ob/gyn thought it was a fungul infection, she prescribed me an anti-fungal cream and antibiotics that made it worse. I ask myself, "Could this be connected to the irregularity of my menstrual cycle?" I was put on medroxyprogesterone for about 4 months and know I'm taking Loestrin24Fe.
Avatar n tn She has been taking estrogen for HRT and progesterone for the prevention of breast cancer. However, some of her friends have advised her not to take the progesterone because her cervix has been removed. This has left her wondering if she should take the progesterone or not... Does anyone have any experience with regard to this matter. Your advise will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn The primary outcome of the trial was coronary heart disease (CHD); hip fractures were a designated secondary outcome and invasive breast cancer was a designated primary adverse outcome. Additional outcomes are listed in the article. Data collection was stopped in May, 2002 (approximately 3 years early) when the researchers concluded the risks of therapy were greater than the benefits in the study population. The study was not conducted to challenge the current FDA approved uses of CEE.
Avatar n tn Well yall, I went to take my bath this morning and noticed some lil clear liquid coming out of my right breast nipple. I am having more and more symptoms everyday. I called the doctor and they sat me up for an appointment way in September. I guess they wanna make sure I don't see no period at all for the whole month of August and the beginning of September. I already know I'm not gonna see anything cause I don't have any feeling at all in my body that a period is even trying to come.
Avatar f tn i have been tested for cancer and was told @ 1 time i had cancer cells and then i went back and they didnt find anything. my doctor did find cysts under my arms and one in my breast. What is really wrong do i have HIV, cancer, or is it side effects oF the depo??
Avatar f tn •Primary amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding and secondary sexual characteristics (for example, breast development and pubic hair) in a girl by age 14 years or the absence of menstrual bleeding with normal development of secondary sexual characteristics in a girl by age 16 years.
Avatar f tn My sister in law missed 3 or 4 periods in a row and then low and behold it came (and she wasnt pregnant, she was going to her doctors and got tests done) Other things can make you late, change in diet, stress, recent weight gain or weight loss. I would call your doctor they can do a blood pregnancy test on you and tell you for sure and if it comes up negative they might want to see you if they can figure out why you are late.
Avatar n tn i only saw that it is used for women with breast cancer. i've been on it for 10 days and just had hcg shot yesterday,have to wait for day 20 to do hpt.
Avatar n tn Estrogen-only therapy does not affect incidence of coronary artery disease but increases incidence (per 10,000 women treated) of ischemic stroke (from 32 to 44) and decreases incidence of hip fractures (from 17 to 11); effects on breast cancer, dementia, colorectal cancer, and pulmonary embolism are less clear. For vaginal dryness or atrophy, topical forms of estrogen (eg, creams, vaginal tablets or rings) are as effective as oral forms.
Avatar n tn i was on depo (the shot) since april of 2005, i decided to get off of it and give my body a rest...i started having really bad headaches, dizziness, ance, and EXTREME breast and nipple pain...i told my doctor about it and she put me on provera tablets 10 mg for 10 days, may 1, 2010-may 10, 2010....i spotted like 3 or four days after a was done taking them and that was it......suprisingly i got my period june 1, 2010.....only problem is how long does your period last when you do get it????
Avatar n tn My breast are really tender, i'm getting lower back pains and, along with other things, my breast are leaking a clear substance. I took 2 preg tests both came out negative. I just took a blood test tuesday and I just found out that was negative. Still, my period hasn't come and my period is usually like clock work. I also keep getting these dull cramps...not sure if that is relevant. I know i'm not crazy. This would be my first pregnancy but I've never felt like this before. What should I do?
Avatar n tn I haven't came on my period sience late June and now it's the end of Aug. my breast feel sore and my nipples feel funny. Iv'e had some pink discharge with out any pain.
Avatar n tn put fear in me by stating if i do not stay on birth control pills I can develop breast, ovarian or uterus cancer. Not having periods can promote cancer???...Is this true? Has anyone else heard this? I hate taking birth control because i become the devil at times :-) I went to an endocrinologist and she said I have a sluggish tyroid, so she put me on a thyroid medication. Is it Ok for me to stop taking birth control pills??? Can I stop taking them for 6 months then go back on them?
Avatar n tn im going to the doctor tomorrow and im really scared of going because my period has been all screwed up fo a long time about a year but the last time i got it it lasted from 10/31-and is still going on december 4 so im kinda nervous cause some one told me that it sounds like cervix cancer and i was just wondering if i had that and didnt know for over a year now and never new could it spread to other areas of my body and would i still be able to have children in the future if it did ~just a
Avatar n tn I am experiencing horrible cramps and breast tenderness. I took a pregnancy test and it came up negative. I haven't started my period yet and I thought that it would have started by now especially with the cramping. I am not sure if it is something I should see a doctor about or if it will naturally work itself out. Anyone have any ideas or information that can help????
Avatar f tn My girlfriend and i had sex the night her period ended she has thyroid cancer and is on the pill, the condom broke without knowing and i came inside of her.. what are the chances of her being pregnant?
280700 tn?1210287416 TOOK ME OFF AND INSTEAD GAVE ME METFORMIN, AND MEDROXYPROGESTERONE DO YOU KNOW WHY?? I DIDN'T GET PREGNANT I WAS ON CLOMID AND MEDROXYPROGESTERONE AND I DIDN'T GET PREGNANT FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS? I AM REALLY STRESSED OUT? ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?
299260 tn?1304219705 ...in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back an' pretend, 'cause I've heard it all before, and I've been down there on the floor. No one's ever gonna keep me down again. Oh, yes, I am wise, but it's wisdom born of pain. Yes, I've paid the price, but look how much I gained. If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong (strong)! I am invincible (invincible)! I am woman! You can bend, but never break me 'cause it only serves to make me more determined to achieve my final goal.
318181 tn?1336447096 I started lupron 20 units two days ago, and had my trial transfer and water sono that same day. I also got my protocol, and I will be on 3 repronex vials and 1 menopur vial a day once I start the stims. I'm a bit nervous about the whole thing, but also excited. I just REALLY hope it works! OK! Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do....I'll post again later once I've read through the posts on the old thread.