May 30, 2011 · Estradiol is a paradoxical drug. Women who use it to reduce menopausal symptoms run an increased risk of cancer, but women who have recurrent breast cancer may be surprised when their doctors prescribe it to control their cancer. Let's start with the basics. Estradiol is a form of estrogen.Author: Phyllis Johnson.
Women have different sources (and different levels) of estrogen before and after menopause. So, it's important to look at studies of estrogen and breast cancer risk by menopausal status. Breast cancer risk after menopause. Studies show higher blood levels of the estrogen called estradiol increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Mar 01, 2019 · You should not use Estrace if you have: undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, liver disease, a bleeding disorder, if you will be having major surgery, or if you have ever had a heart attack, a stroke, a blood clot, or cancer of the breast, uterus/cervix, or vagina. Do not use Estrace if you are pregnant. Estradiol may increase your risk of developing a 7.4/10.
This study suggests that vaginal estrogen may be a good alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Many studies have shown a link between higher breast cancer risk and using hormone replacement therapy to treat menopausal symptoms. Women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer should NOT take any type of oral hormone replacement therapy.