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I have been dealing with overactive bladder.  My doctor gave me a prescription for estrogen cream and I tried it once and it worked very well.  Then I read that it can cause cancer so I stopped using it.  Please tell me your thought on using estrogen cream.

Dear Dottie,

There is always a risk/benefit ratio with everything in life. The estrogen cream will help to relieve the symptoms of aging. However, the risk of developing breast or uterine cancer increases. There is no guarantee that it will or will not affect you. The research is muddy whether low dose estrogen is a danger.  

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