Question: I’ve been prescribed megestrol (cancer drug) but don’t have cancer – I’m confused!

I am experiencing post menopausal bleeding and I went to the gyn dr. today. Why was I prescribed megestrol acetate although I was not told I have cancer. I am really confused.

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Dr Mahaveer
Dr Mahaveer

this drug is a natural derivative of the hormone -progestrerone, found in a womans body.
variations of this hormone usually causes such bleeding episodes.
the drug,although used for treating cancers, is not meant only for that. it will normalise your hormonal levels in body.

for you to be labelled as having cancer, you should undergo various tests.