QUESTION: Can women diagnosed with a progesterone-receptor-positive breast tumor use natural progesterone creams and supplements?
ANSWER: The safety of taking progesterone creams and supplements with or without progesterone receptors (but particularly with progesterone receptors present) is unknown. Sometimes even a little hormone can cause problems, including stimulation of breast tissue; whereas a higher dose may be even therapeutic. In other situations, it's the other way around. Very...Read more
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Q. I've been on tamoxifen for a couple of years, and now my doctor is switching me to an aromatase inhibitor. I understand how... Read more »
Although breast cancer is less common among black women than white women, the mortality rate is higher among blacks, which has long puzzled... Read more »