Female to Male Ovarian Cancer

By on Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Ovarian Cancer:
· Female-to-male transgendered and transsexual individuals are at a higher risk of ovarian
cancer because of the amount of testosterone ingested. Excess testosterone can be converted
into estrogen, contributing to an elevated risk for ovarian cancer.
· Medical monitoring of HRT could prevent an excess of testosterone and estrogen.
Unfortunately, it is common for hormones to be acquired through means other than licensed
physicians (M.D. or .D.O.).
· Due to discomfort with revealing transgenderism, transsexuals may not undergo screening
procedures essential for detecting gynecological cancers, including ovarian cancer.

Categories : LGBT Cancer

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