Get Critical Health Info

No one should face hereditary cancer alone.

Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and lifesaving.

Hereditary Cancer Info > Menopause > Hormone Replacement

| More

BRCA & HBOC
Toggle Menu

Hormone Replacement

Women facing hereditary cancer have special considerations associated with early onset menopause and symptom management.

Bio-identical hormones

Much attention has been focused on whether certain hormone preparations are safer or more effective than others.  “Bio-identical” hormones are hormone preparations that are chemically identical to the hormones produced in the body—whether they originate in animals, plants, or are manufactured synthetics, they cannot be distinguished from the body’s own hormones. No evidence conclusively shows that bio-identical hormones are safer than other preparations.

Some physicians prescribe customized bio-identical compounds that are prepared by pharmacists. Compounded hormone replacement is described in more detail here.

Updated 11/4/15 

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered