Hormone therapy treatment by using the combination of progestin and estrogen have shown risk have increased for cancer of the breasts, formation of blood clots, disease of the heart and stroke incidence in long-term usage. Mammograms should be done on a more regular basis when this type of hormone therapy is involved.
Women who are having hormone therapy treatment with just estrogen (Premarin) by itself have been shown no increases in cancer of the breast risk or diseases of the heart. There was a stroke risk slightly increased within the numbers though.
There are still benefits in using the hormone therapy treatment for menopause like osteoporosis hip-related fractures risk is decreased and cancer of the colorectal system as well.
Short term hormone therapy treatment is great in the relieving of your symptoms brought on by menopause, without the long term usage risks associated with the treatments are highly decreased in incidence.
Hormone therapy treatment for cancer of the prostate is used when the cancer of the prostate has spread and advanced within other body parts, the treatment is to be able to reduce testosterone which feeds the tumors and the prostate itself. By reducing the testosterone with hormone treatment, symptoms can be reduced and growth any prevented. This is in no way a cure for prostate cancer but simply a treatment to slow down its effects. These effects will usually only be active for about 22 to 35 months at the most.
The uterine cancer hormone therapy treatment uses drugs like progesterone to keep the cells of the cancer from using or getting hormones which could help them to grow larger and spread further. This type of therapy is systematic. The drugs are normally given to you orally and then they travel into your bloodstream, through your body and take control of the cells of the cancer on the uterus outside. This treatment is used on women who may not be suitable for surgical treatments. This type of hormone therapy tretment should not be used if you have been diagnosed with endometrial or metastatic cancer.
Side effects that may occur while you undergo the hormone therapy tretment include, weight fluctuations, changes within your appetite, fluid retention, fatigue and menstruation irregularities.
Hormone therapy tretment for thyroid problems involving hypothyroidism works much as your own hormone of the thyroid would. It is used to replicate your functioning normal thyroid levels. The hormone of the thyroid are a necessity for cells to remain healthy. A concern of safety mostly associated with the use of this type of hormone therapy tretment is taking a dosage that is not enough of one that is too much.