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I'm 45, had breast cancer twice, both times estrogen positive. Gene testing came back negative. Now I'm faced with the decision of hysterectomy & removal of ovaries. But no HRT after... thoughts?

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 3 years
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    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Re diagnosed in 2014 & decided to have a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction & a hysterectomy. I was 46 yrs old. My cancer was estrogen driven and both my parents loss family to cancer. Mom sister died of breast cancer & my dad loss 2 sisters to ovarian cancer. It's your choice
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    I'm not a doctor but if your tumors have been Estrogen+ they wouldn't put you on HRT. I was your age when I elected to do a hysterectomy and bilateral ovary removal as my periods had gotten quite heavy. Are you looking to having kids at your age? I was on Estrogen for 9 years following my surgery the amount and dosage was decreased accordingly and I had no issues with menopause symptoms. I wasn't diagnosed for another 9 years or so with BC but it was Estrogen+ as other areas can produce it. I'd gather all the facts and see what your doctor says.
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