Breast Cancer Prevention

13 10, 2015

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – REVISITED

October 13th, 2015|Categories: Breast Cancer Prevention, Cancer prevention|Tags: , , |

[I published this post one year ago in deference to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since nothing has changed, I feel the message is important enough to bear repeating. The unfortunate situation is that all things pink, including ribbons, has come to symbolize a complete lack of interest in achieving a better approach to breast cancer. The Susan Komen foundation is a farce, and the hundreds of millions of dollars her organization has received has done absolutely nothing to improve women's ability to deal with breast cancer.] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There is no debate about [...]

23 10, 2014

Making Breast Cancer Awareness More Meaningful

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention, Cancer prevention|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There is no debate about the fact that women should be aware of breast cancer since it is approaching epidemic proportions. At the turn of the last century, the incidence of breast cancer was about 1 in every 94 women. It is now 1 in every 8 women. The problem with devoting a month to breast cancer awareness, is that it emphasizes the wrong approach to this problem. Would it not make more sense to promote a different concept and proclaim this month as Breast Cancer Prevention Month. Oh wait a minute, I forgot, they do not [...]

18 02, 2014

Progesterone: The Anti-aging Hormone

February 18th, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

The following is a synopsis of many of the benefits of progesterone, some of which directly contribute to longevity in both sexes. Those benefits that may not promote a longer lifespan can instead lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life. Anti-estrogen Progesterone is best known as the hormone that blocks the detrimental effects of estrogen. In this regard, it helps prevent menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, and PMS in those women who are menstruating. In addition, it eliminates other problems caused by estrogen including asthma and migraine headaches, morning sickness, and, from the standpoint of prolonging life, [...]

15 05, 2013

Angelina Jolie: A Role Model for Breast Cancer Prevention?

May 15th, 2013|Categories: Breast Cancer Prevention|Tags: , , , , |

It's bad enough that you have uninformed doctor's providing dangerous advice, but now we have celebrities encouraging women to make life-altering decisions and undergo mutilating surgeries. As the world now knows, Angelina Jolie has had 95% of both breasts removed to avoid getting breast cancer. It appears that she made this decision in all likelihood because she was informed that she had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer based on the fact that she was genetically predisposed due to a BRCA-1 or 2 gene mutation. Her decision clearly illustrates the fact that there is absolutely no preventive medicine in this [...]

14 09, 2012

Book review

September 14th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

A number of readers have asked if I could describe more details about my book. The following is a review written by an excellent compounding pharmacist associated with Reed's Pharmacy in Tuscon, Az. The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones                                                       Michael E. Platt, M.D. This book has it all! From menopause to andropause, children to adults, breast cancer to prostate cancer, and much more. Dr. Platt is a physician who understands the importance of achieving hormone balance in relation to the quality of life, aging, illness, weight management and optimum health. His book is easy to read and filled with [...]

26 04, 2012

The Hormonal Abuse of Women

April 26th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

One of the tragedies associated with our healthcare system is that there is no preventive medicine.  Many people, doctors included, feel that giving flu shots and providing mammograms is preventive medicine.  Well, flu shots do not prevent the flu and mammograms certainly do not prevent breast cancer. I have been involved with hormones since my mother died of breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 61.  It concerns me that the horrific medical care that she was subjected to 35 years ago is still considered the standard of care by many of today’s doctors. Up until this point, [...]

24 04, 2012

Vitamin D3 Toxicity?

April 24th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormone Testing, Breast Cancer Prevention, Diabetes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 The Making of a New Urban Legend There are many urban legends in medicine that actually have no basis in fact.  But once they become ingrained in medical lore, few doctors will question whether they are accurate. Examples of what I feel are urban legends include the following: 1) the lowering of cholesterol prevents heart attacks, 2) flu shots prevent the flu, 3) vitamins and other supplements will only result in expensive urine, 4) natural progesterone does not have to be replaced after women have had a hysterectomy, and 6) blood tests should be done in a fasting state [...]

5 02, 2012

Hey Doc Series/ Breast Cancer Prevention

February 5th, 2012|Categories: Breast Cancer Prevention, Hey Doc|Tags: , , , , |

Hey Doc… I recently read a front page article which said that hormones for the menopause cause a definite increase in breast cancer.  My doctor has told me the benefits outweigh the risks.  Is this true?                                                                                                       -B.L. in Palm Springs- ----------------------------------------------------------- Dear B.L., The original Women’s Health Initiative study was published in 2002 and raised questions about the safety of Premarin and progestins.  It was suggested at that time to discuss the issue with your health care practitioner.  This new study is a continuation of the original and this time they are more definitive, stating that now the benefits [...]

30 01, 2012

Progesterone: A Very Special Hormone/ Medicine is Big Business

January 30th, 2012|Categories: Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Michael E. Platt, M.D. It is surprising how little the medical community knows about progesterone, especially the consequences of a progesterone deficiency. In many cases, these consequences can be prevented with the use of natural progesterone replacement. It is fairly easy to diagnose women with low progesterone levels because these women are the ones who have PMS, severe menstrual cramps, headaches with their periods, and breast tenderness. They will be estrogen-dominant and very often will wind up with complications such as fibroids in the uterus and fibrocystic disease of the breast. A recent article in the British medical journal, [...]