In a finding that challenges the conventional wisdom about the risks of some hormones used in menopause, a major government study has found that years after using estrogen-only therapy, certain women had a markedly reduced risk of breast cancer and heart attack.
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Shocking, fear inducing headlines scare us again today with the release of the sub-analysis from the Million Women study. The current breast cancer scare press release, “Breast Cancer Risk in Relation to the Interval Between Menopause and Starting Hormone Therapy” Valerie Beral, et al, Jan. 28, 2011, in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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Many healthcare professionals have been asking for the opinions and/or responses of menopause experts to the recent JAMA article.
My comments echo those of my colleague, Dr. Alan Altman, as well as those of Wulf Utian, MD, founder and long-time executive director of the North American Menopause Society who recently stepped down from that post after 30 years.
Dr. Ricki Pollycove recently gave advice on the KTVU piece: Study Shows Hormone Therapy Increased Cancer Risk, John Fowler reports.
The single largest barrier to women taking ET/HT and allowing themselves to feel better after menopause is the fear of breast cancer. Informed physicians can’t just sit by and allow the media to get this important story wrong.
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