Estrogens and Progestins (Ovarian Hormone Therapy) (Systemic)
Precautions While Using This Medicine
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at
regular visits to make sure this medicine does not cause unwanted effects
. These visits will usually be every year, but some doctors require
them more often.
It is not yet known whether the use of estrogens increases
the risk of breast cancer in women
it is very important that you regularly check your breasts for any unusual
lumps or discharge. Report any problems to your doctor
. You should
also have a mammogram (x-ray pictures of the breasts) done if your doctor
recommends it. Because breast cancer has occurred in men taking estrogens,
regular breast self-exams and exams by your doctor for any unusual lumps or
discharge should be done.
Tell the doctor in charge that you are taking this medicine before having
any laboratory test because some results may be affected.