Estrogen side effects while on steroids

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Breast cancer:
-An up to 2-fold increased risk of having breast cancer diagnosed is reported in women taking combined estrogen-progestin therapy for more than 5 years.
-Any increased risk in users of estrogen-only therapy is substantially lower than that seen in users of estrogen-progestin combinations. The level of risk is dependent on the duration of use.

Endometrial Cancer:
-Endometrial cancer risk is about 5 in every 1000 women with a uterus not using HRT.
-In women with a uterus, use of estrogen-only HRT is not recommended because it increases the risk of endometrial cancer.
-Depending on the duration of estrogen-only use and estrogen dose, the increase in risk of endometrial cancer varied from between 5 and 55 extra cases diagnosed in every 1000 women between the ages of 50 and 65.
-Adding a progestin to estrogen-only therapy for at least 12 days per cycle can prevent this increased risk. In the Million Women Study the use of five years of combined HRT did not increase risk of endometrial cancer.

Ovarian cancer:
-Long-term use of estrogen-only and combined estrogen-progestin HRT has been associated with a slightly increased risk of ovarian cancer. In the Million Women Study 5 years of HRT resulted in 1 extra case per 2500 users. [ Ref ]

While all of this seems to paint Estrogen and its prostate-related side effects in a very grave light, there is some saving grace to Estrogen. There is evidence that in addition to the negative estrogenic side effects as it relates to the prostate, it also seems to exhibit some beneficial protective effects as well [18] . On the positive side, the stimulation of Estrogen receptor-beta can assist in the protection of the prostate from inflammation, hyperplasia, and some carcinogenesis. It is the Estrogen receptor-alpha that is responsible for negative effects mentioned earlier. It is safe to conclude, however, that a very high level of Estrogen seems more harmful for the prostate than beneficial as elevated levels of PSA have been recorded during anabolic steroid administration (both mild and heavily estrogenic anabolic steroids were used) [19] .

Estrogen side effects while on steroids

estrogen side effects while on steroids


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