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Taking a low dose estrogen pill does not carry a major risk or breast cancer at all
It doesn't carry a major risk of endometrial cancer either
May I ask if she wants you to take a combined contraceptive pill or just estrogen?
It was my concern that being "estrogen dominant" with added extra intake of estrogen could possibly increase a risk of breast Ca. She (the Dr.) just recommended me taking solely oral contraceptive
Okay, breast CA is not as much of a risk as endometrial CA with estrogen, another risk is blood clots,I would recommend you ask her to take combined hormone therapy instead of only estrogen, but low dose estrogen carries less of a risk
I appreciate your input and your recommendation. What exactly is combined hormone therapy?
It is a pill wit estrogen and progesterone, most pills contain one, or both of them
Thank you. Last question: why do suggest estrogen with progesterone? Is it because of my age?
No, it is because it decreases the risk of cancer, blood clots and other complications
Oh!! I am with you on that!! Thank you for your explanation and recommendation. I feel better informed. Have a good Night, thanks again!
You're very welcome