Mammography no better than Clinical Breast Exams at saving lives, yet leads to 22% Overdiagnosis and Unnecessary Treatment Long term follow-up does not support screening women under 60 Before being widely implemented, mammography screening was tested in randomised controlled trials in the 1960s to 80s. Meta-analyses of these trials showed a relative reduction in…Details
Before being widely implemented, Mammography screening was tested in randomized controlled trials in the 1960s to 80s. Meta-analyses of these trials showed a relative reduction in deaths from breast cancer of between 15% and 25% among women aged 50 to 69, but these studies only compared Mammography to doing nothing. Compared to doing nothing, Mammography…Details
Why does the FDA not warn women about the obvious risk of radiation associated with annual mammogram screening? The National Cancer Institute admits that Mammograms emit ionizing Radiation that causes cellular damage associated with aging and DNA mutations that cause cancer. A woman ages about 4 years every time she gets a Mammogram. Although the dose of radiation is very low for each X-Ray, the cumulative effects can be life threatening.
This is the story of my patient Penny. When she first came to see me she was 52 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms since age 34. That is when she had a Total Hysterectomy, in which her Gynecologist removed her uterus and both ovaries due to severe Endometriosis. Too bad she didn’t come to see me 18 years ago.
When Penny came to my office she was suffering from hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, total loss of libido, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, weight gain and joint pains. She was miserable and I was her last hope. These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators for increased risk of female cancers.Details
The US Preventive Services Task Force has recently reviewed the past ten years of research on the use of Pharmaceutical Hormone Therapy. The analysis, published Monday, May 28, 2012, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, combines the results of nine previous clinical trials and found that women taking synthetic estrogen or a combination of synthetic estrogen and progestin (synthetic progesterone) lowered their risk of broken bones, but increased their chances of developing a host of other complications, including breast cancer, heart disease, strokes, gallbladder disease and dementia.Details
Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force May 2012 Recommendations: Ann Intern Med E-466published ahead of print May 28, 2012 Background: Menopausal hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions is currently not recommended because of its adverse effects. Purpose: To update evidence about the effectiveness of hormone…Details
Estrogens make a woman feminine. They create the soft contours of a woman’s breasts, hips and pelvis that prepare her for childbirth. Estrogens keep the skin smooth and free of wrinkles. They enhance sexual desire, keep the vaginal membranes moist, increase physical endurance, prevent osteoporosis and promote a happy and enthusiastic mood. However too much estrogen, or too high of an estrogen to progesterone ratio, can cause significant health risks including PMS, heavy menses, severe cramping, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, miscarriages, premature births, and even cancer.Details
Estrogen makes a woman feminine. It creates the soft contours of a woman’s breasts, hips and pelvis that prepare her for childbirth. Estrogen keeps the skin smooth and free of wrinkles. It prevents excess hair growth, and keeps the vaginal membranes moist. It enhances sexual desire, increases physical endurance, prevents osteoporosis and promotes a happy enthusiastic mood. As a woman ages, however, her ovarian function begins to decline, leading to a decline in the production of the estrogens.Details
August 3, 2011 — Screening has been successful in reducing deaths from cervical cancer and colorectal cancer, but not breast cancer, according to the authors of a new European study published online July 28 in BMJ.Details
May 24, 2011. Call it the sledgehammer approach to medicine. Rather than catching or curing disease, aggressive cancer screenings and unnecessary biopsies are actually causing cancer, spreading deadly “superbugs” and killing patients.
There is big money in cancer screenings. Americans spend $4 billion on mammograms alone and some of those tests cause false alarms that lead to unnecessary follow-up surgery on normal breasts—at a cost of as much as $70 billion over a decade.Details