2. Estrogen-only HRT
HRT stands for hormone replacement therapy. There are many reasons one might undergo this treatment. Many transitioning men use it to reach their preferred gender of female. The therapy contains high levels of estrogen, but it doesn’t contain the female hormone that is known as progesterone. It is due to this imbalance that HRT could increase the risk of developing endometrial cancer.
This therapy might also be used to treat the symptoms that are caused by menopause. Those who undergo HRT and are undergoing menopause have two risk factors that are increasing the odds of endometrial cancer occurring, and as such, should report any symptoms that they notice immediately.
In the event that adverse effects are resulting from the treatment, doctors may be forced to postpone the HRT of the patient until the symptoms have subsided and any underlying conditions have been treated. Bear in mind that the odds of having to cease treatment are relatively low, so there’s nothing to fear.