1) “The more years the better” for a. Enhancing fertility,preventing tubal scaring due to infection or ovarian upsets/endometriosis b. Preventing both ovarian and uterine cancer long term c. Neutral with regard to breast cancer risks d. Preventing Anemia
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In response to today’s USPSTF release in LA Times. I poured my heart out. I know this could have been a little bit shorter, but if I was chatting with you this is what I would say. Hormone replacement Caution by Melissa Healy, LA Times I feel so sad for the vast majority of women [...]
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.
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.
Stay current and up-to-date on Women’s Health and check out Dr. Pollycove’s latest blog at The Huffington Post! Read more from your Watch Dog for Women’s Health!
UC Berkeley and UCSF were major medical academic training grounds in the early years in science and medicine. But the larger world of taking care of thousands of women, from Obstetrics to Gyn surgery, cancer survivor care, encouraging patients to pay attention to their feelings in the context of living and working every day…
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.
Not only is osteoporosis common in women, it is inevitable if we live long enough! Huge clinical studies show that, unfortunately, good calcium intake (such as dietary sources and supplements), adequate vitamin D levels (to allow our digestive tract to absorb calcium…