I am 63 years old and 8 Years ago I stopped having periods and haven't had any problems with hot flashes or anything that goes along with menopause. I have never taken any hormones, but just this week my GYN prescrivbed Medroxyprogesterone 2.5 mgs to help keep something "down there" (uterus, endometrium???) from thickening. Do you know how much this would raise my chances of getting breast cancer?
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 .
Thank you so much for your reply and useful information! I will definitely check it out, but there was some info with the drug. My doctor mentioned taking these hormones could increase the chances of breast cancer, but very minimally because of the low dosage.
You're very welcome. I'm glad you found my reply useful. Anything that
can even minimally reduce your chance of breast cancer is worth taking.
One of my family is a breast cancer survivor. Please do not let any
doctor talk you into taking an HRT ( hormone replacement therapy).
It's not well known but there is a possible link between HRT and breast
cancer. I actually read this somewhere and I believe it. Eve
Hi E, Look just did some research, google this, Medroxyprogesterone 2.5 mg for menopause age 63, you may find the answer that your looking for, on the subject of breast cancer, on the first answer, click on were is says breast cancer.
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