Hormone therapy: Is it right for you?
The study found associations, and cannot prove that estrogen whether in hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills actually causes an increase or decrease in pancreatic cancer risk . Factors not taken into account by the researchers may be responsible for the links. In addition, pancreatic cancer is rare, so the risk of any woman in the study developing the condition was small. The reason for the opposite findings is not clear, the researchers said.
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Systemic hormone therapy. Systemic estrogen which comes in pill, skin patch, gel, cream or spray form remains the most effective treatment for relief of troublesome menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. Estrogen can also ease vaginal symptoms of menopause, such as dryness, itching, burning and discomfort with intercourse. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still approves estrogen for the prevention of the bone-thinning disease called osteoporosis, doctors usually recommend medications called bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis.
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