Breast Cancer Expert Forum
Provera causes Breast cancer
About This Forum:

Questions posted in the Breast Cancer Forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics include Breast Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lumps, Lumpectomy, Lymph node dissection, Lymphedema, Mammograms, Mastectomy, Radiation Therapy, Reconstruction, Self Breast Exam, and Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Provera causes Breast cancer

I had heard that the drug Provera has been found that it causes breast cancer. Knowing that Depo-provera ( the birth control shot) has provera in the name, can that also cause breast cancer?
Related Discussions
242527_tn?1292452740
Dear ma4life:  It has long been suspected that hormone therapy (hormone replacement and birth control) may contribute to the development of breast cancer.  The only conclusive trial was done in postmenopausal women on hormone replacement therapy and showed that women taking HRT (both estrogen and progesterone) had a higher likelihood of developing breast cancer.  Studies with birth control pills have gone both ways.  It is still suspected but not proven as yet.  
1 Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, provera was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank