Estrogen & Endometrial Cancer
Q: What is the relationship between estrogen and endometrial cancer?
Dr. Donnica: Estrogen
may increase the risk of endometrial hyperplasia, which can lead to endometrial
cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb). Most women will also take a progestin;
this can be given daily or in cyclical dosing patterns (which will give a woman
light periods again). Some preparations combine the estrogen and progesterone
in one pill or one patch. Women who have had a hysterectomy (surgical removal
of the uterus) do not need to take a progestin.
Created: 9/28/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.
may increase the risk of endometrial hyperplasia ...