• If your doctor says you cannot take any hormone supplements. Why is this?

    Asked by HardyGirl on Monday, March 18, 2013

    If your doctor says you cannot take any hormone supplements. Why is this?

    I didn't get much of an explanation

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • carm's Avatar

      Endometrial cancer is driven by hormone. So using hormone supplements, medications, or any product that is estrogenic can fuel your cancer. I hope this clarifies your doctors request. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Ditto Carm

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      If its like breast cancer that is fueled by estrogen or progesterone, then its to decrease your change of recurrence...you don't want to fuel cancer again

      over 4 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      HardyGirl, I asked my doctor if I could go on hormone therapy to combat the menopausal effects I was going through. He said I couldn't. I asked why? He said it was not an option for me because taking it would be putting me at risk of making the cancer worse and possibly developing breast cancer as well. He did recommend I take calcium to combat bone loss which is a serious problem for women with menopause. Hope this helps. If you still have questions I definitely recommend asking your doctor all details for more targeted answers regarding your specific cancer and stage. Hugs.

      over 4 years ago
    • rosey's Avatar

      My doctor explained that because my endometrial cancer was estrogen positive, the only hormone I will be on is an estrogen blocker, for life. He also said soy can produce estrogen so I'm to avoid any soy products as well.

      over 4 years ago
    • HardyGirl's Avatar

      Thanks for the answers, I guess that's just simpler than I thought it was. I was trying to make it more difficult. Now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense.

      over 4 years ago

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