living increases your risk of cancer, my advice? just fucking live and stop worrying about all that shit. If you had one day left to live wouldn't you want to make the most of it? Life sucks and we all get fucked one way or another, my health is utter shit and I've got all kinds of crap wrong with me but instead of worrying I focus on projects.
"Increased risk of cancer" doesn't mean you're going to get cancer. Every effective medical treatment has risks that must be balanced against the benefits.
What are the risks associated with brittle bones? What is the actual additional cancer risk of hormone replacement therapy? What kind of cancer is risk elevated for, and how treatable is it? (Not all cancers are the same.) These and others are definitely questions you should talk over with your regular doctor so that you can make an informed decision.
I'd ask the doctor if anything, but chances are if there were a realistic chance of causing anything like cancer then it wouldn't have been prescribed to you. Since the warnings are for people with risk factors you don't seem to have I don't think it's worth freaking out over.
My old birth control increased my risk of blood clots... but really only if I were a smoker over age 35.
Every single medication going has risks, it's just a case of how likely they are to occur. My contraceptive pill has a list of potential side effects as long as my arm, I've had none of them. If they start making you ill, then see a doctor, otherwise I wouldn't worry about it
They have to put that there for fear of lawyers. Yes, HRT has risks. But if you are this concerned you need to talk to your doctor. Make a list of questions, what ifs and concerns and bring them with you to your next appointment
See, that's kind of risky because, well...the GP might not know everything the specialist does or the reasons for suggesting that treatment. There's a reason he sent you to the specialist, and is it really fair to the GP if you're asking him things that might be out of his knowledge base?
Oh, this has been a rabbit run. Different GP > Another GP > Some doctor > Ultra sound nurser > Doctors in another city > Doctors in a clinic up in the hills > Different Doctor > Specialist > GP > Specialist again.
I don't even know how I got to this point... I swear I've missed some people out.
Eh, they've got that warning on the contraceptive pill. I don't know if people who take your pills are under the same sort of watch as people on the pill, but we're always called for breast examinations because they reckon there's a link. Thing is, what if there is no link, and the numbers are higher because there are people to find it, instead of not bothering to do that quick little boob check? It might even apply to your pills. Either way, if you feel that worried about it, go see the doctor again, they should be able to sort something out, whether that's easing you of your worries, or just putting you on different meds.
Yeah, it's on my pills too. It pretty much says that studies have found there might be links, but otherwise it's nothing much to worry about. Hell, if that many women can take the pill and they're mostly fine, then I think you'll be okay too.
Even if there was only 1% chance of developing a cancer resulting from a pill, the manufacturer is required to mention it in potential side effect list. Usually certain type of estrogen replacement is directed for those over 50, but doesn't mean that it cannot be taken by younger. And like others have already said here: speak to your doctor, an endocrinologist if possible.
Not everyone who sounds like they know their shit is genuine. Especially online. If you're that bothered by potential side effects then contact the place you got your medicine from, that would be the best bet.