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History of breast cancer. Advised levothyroxin. Is it safe for me?

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I' VE HAD BREAST CANCER BEFORE AND IT WAS HORMONE RELATED AS SHOWN ON THE DNA PROFILE ESTROGEN AND PROGESTROGEN RECEPTORS. CURENTLY HAVE BEEN PRECRIBED BY MY DOCTOR LEVOTHYROXIN 25MCG I Q DAY. IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION SINCE I HAVE A HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER?
Posted Sat, 8 Jun 2013 in Breast Cancer
 
 
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 31 minutes later
Hello
Thanks for your query.
Levothyroxin is the medication for hypothyroidism.
It is absolutely safe to take it with the history of breast cancer.
Please do not worry, as it will not affect your estrogen or progesterone status.
Take care.
Do not worry.
Feel free to discuss further.
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