Pregnancy & Hormone Replacement Therapy

Gebelik ve Hormon Replasman Tedavisi

Some treatments for breast cancer might affect a woman’s fertility (ability to have a baby). For example, chemotherapy for breast cancer might damage the ovaries, which can sometimes cause immediate or delayed infertility. Still, many women are able to become pregnant after treatment. Many breast cancers are sensitive to estrogen, so there has been concern that for women who have had breast cancer, the high hormone levels that result from a pregnancy might increase the chance of the cancer coming back. Studies have shown, though, that pregnancy does not increase the risk of the cancer coming back after successful treatment. The best length of time to wait is not clear, but 2 years is thought to be enough time to find any early return of the cancer, which could affect your decision to become pregnant.

Post-menopausal Hormone Therapy

In the past, doctors would recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to patients in order to make them manage their menopause more easily and successfully. But new researches claim that hormone consumption after menopause can increase the risk of cancer recurrence. This is why nowadays most of the doctors believe that post-operative HRT is not a good choice. To help the patient pass her menopause easier, other choices can be considered.