Category Archives: Oncology

Trans women and transfeminine people taking HRT are far less likely to develop prostate cancer

Concerns over supposedly cancer-causing effects of cross-sex hormone therapy are an area in which public alarm has often pulled far ahead of the facts on transition and transgender health. For instance, in 2019, the Telegraph breathlessly reported that the “risk … Continue reading

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Further publications on BRCA1/2 variants and their impact on transitioning

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Last year, I wrote about case studies of pathological BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene variants in trans people, and how clinicians take these mutations into account during transition treatment. … Continue reading

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Update on case reports: Cyproterone acetate and meningioma in trans women

Previously: Cyproterone acetate and meningioma risk in trans women (March 2018) Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision. Summary Cyproterone acetate (CPA) is commonly used as … Continue reading

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Additional information on transition treatment for trans women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations

I’ve previously covered existing research on hormone therapy for trans women who are at an increased risk of breast cancer due to BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. As transitioning with estrogen induces the growth of breast tissue just as in cis … Continue reading

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Trans women with BRCA mutations: options for hormone therapy

The risk of breast cancer is a concern for trans women transitioning using estrogen and anti-androgens: they experience the growth of substantial breast tissue just as cis women do, and the use of estrogen could promote the growth of any … Continue reading

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