It has been announced that doctors will no longer prescribe HRT as a treatment for menopausal symptoms with the claim that it strengthens bones and helps prevent heart disease. Data has proven that it can be a cause of breast cancer.
That was the story my primary care doctor and my GYN doctor used to convince me to go on this medication several years ago--that it had so many benefits for post menopause--never a mention about risk of breast cancer. Last year at my physical, my prime care doctor was already concerned that this treatment may have contributed to my breast cancer which is estrogen positive. I will never know for sure, but I was afraid from the beginning that HRT was at least partly responsible. I am not in any high risk group at all. There is no breast cancer on either side of my family as far back as anyone can remember--not even a cousin. I had my children in my twenties and have never been more that 10 pounds overweight. I do realize that the biggest risk factor for 'bc'is being a woman; although a few men do get the disease.
I was just curious if anyone else was on HRT before their diagnosis. I would love to hear your response. I have several friends who use this and have not had any sign of cancer. One lady has been using it for 20 years.
Thank you for any information you can provide.
I do hope all of you are having a 'good' day in every way. May God bless you.
Love and hugs, and my prayers,