Articles for topic: cancer
This is a significant cancer risk for all women and prevention means having the right information and ensuring hormone balance.
One of the delights of my job is hearing from experts in the field of bioidentical hormones. Dame Dr Shirley is one of the most experienced practitioners worldwide and comments on a new report in The Times.
HRT has mainly been associated with hormonal cancer risks, but this study also links it to an increased lung cancer risk, and not just in smokers.
Ovarian cancer is mainly found in women over 50, so menopause is a key time to check your own risk factors. Reducing stress levels is a key element according to new research.
HRT use has been linked to breast cancer and heart disease, but new studies indicate that there could also be an additional risk for ovarian cancer at menopause.
Cervical cancer is largely a preventable disease, but younger women are being denied screening
With 5 years now being recommended as the maximum time on conventional HRT it is time to look at some of the reasons to go bioidentical that are backed up by research.
Both men and women are at risk when environmental and lifestyle factors expose them to excess oestrogen.
The effect of excess oestrogen on breast cancer risk is well known, but it is worse if combined with synthetic progestins/progestogens.