Can Lupron cause breast cancer?

About: Leuprolide Acetate (Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Eligard®, Prostap®, Viadur®) – For Women. While estrogen and progesterone may not actually cause breast cancer, they are necessary for the cancer to grow in some breast cancers.

Is hormone therapy safe for breast cancer?

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or have tested positive for an abnormal breast cancer gene (BRCA1 or BRCA2) and so are at high risk, you shouldn’t use HRT. The hormones in HRT can cause hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers to develop and grow.

Why is Lupron bad?

Those reports frequently note injection-site pain but also include dozens of cases of bone problems, such as pain or disorders, and the inability to walk. Among men who take Lupron, its label warns of increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and sudden death.

How bad are Lupron side effects?

SIDE EFFECTS: Mild burning/pain/bruising at the injection site, hot flashes (flushing), increased sweating, night sweats, tiredness, headache, upset stomach, breast changes, acne, joint/muscle aches, trouble sleeping, reduced sexual interest, vaginal discomfort/dryness, vaginal bleeding, swelling of the ankles/feet.

How long should you take Lupron for breast cancer?

Hormone therapy is often used after surgery (as adjuvant therapy) to help reduce the risk of the cancer coming back. Sometimes it is started before surgery (as neoadjuvant therapy). It is usually taken for at least 5 years.

Does Lupron block estrogen?

Lupron is considered a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonist because it blocks production of estrogen in the body to reduce endometriosis symptoms.

Is hormonal cancer curable?

Hormone therapy may still be recommended for stage 4 ER-positive breast cancer. Although at this point the cancer is incurable, a woman with stage 4 ER-positive breast cancer may respond well to hormone therapies that can extend life for many years.

How long can you stay on Lupron?

The duration of therapy with LUPRON DEPOT is limited to 3 months. The symptoms associated with fibroids will return after stopping therapy.