September 19, 2019
Breast cancer & hormone therapy

Breast cancer & hormone therapy


CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST TWO
YEARS OLD IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO YEARS OLD IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO
GET THAT FLU MISS . GET THAT FLU MISS .
HORMONE THERAPY IS CURRENTLY HORMONE THERAPY IS CURRENTLY
USED BY MILLIONS OF WOMEN TO USED BY MILLIONS OF WOMEN TO
RECEIVE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE. RECEIVE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE.
NOW A NEW STUDY LOOKS AT WHETHER NOW A NEW STUDY LOOKS AT WHETHER
THERE’S A LINK BETWEEN THERE’S A LINK BETWEEN
MENOPAUSAL HORMONE THERAPY AND A MENOPAUSAL HORMONE THERAPY AND A
RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST
CANCER. CANCER.
HALEY HERNANDEZ HAS DETAILS. HALEY HERNANDEZ HAS DETAILS.
>>THIS IS ONE THAT GOES BACK>>THIS IS ONE THAT GOES BACK
AND FORTH AS MORE DATA ON AND FORTH AS MORE DATA ON
LONG-TERM USE BECOMES AVAILABLE. LONG-TERM USE BECOMES AVAILABLE.
REMEMBER, FIRST EXPERTS REMEMBER, FIRST EXPERTS
HESITATED SAYING ALL WOMEN HESITATED SAYING ALL WOMEN
SHOULD USE HORMONE THERAPY SHOULD USE HORMONE THERAPY
DURING NAUSEA AND THEN THEY SAID DURING NAUSEA AND THEN THEY SAID
THE THERAPIES OUTWEIGH THE RISK. THE THERAPIES OUTWEIGH THE RISK.
NOW THERE’S NEW INFORMATION THAT NOW THERE’S NEW INFORMATION THAT
MIGHT BE MORE SPECIFIC TO YOUR MIGHT BE MORE SPECIFIC TO YOUR
HEALTH. HEALTH.
BREAST CANCER RISK ASSOCIATED BREAST CANCER RISK ASSOCIATED
WITH DIFFEREN TYPES OF WITH DIFFEREN TYPES OF
MENOPAUSAL HORMONE THERAPY ARE MENOPAUSAL HORMONE THERAPY ARE
INCONSISTENT. INCONSISTENT.
DOCTORS ADMIT THERE’S LIMITED DOCTORS ADMIT THERE’S LIMITED
INFORMATION ON LONG-TERM INFORMATION ON LONG-TERM
EFFECTS, BUT NEW PUBLISHED FIND, EFFECTS, BUT NEW PUBLISHED FIND,
IN THE LANCET SUGGEST THAT IN IN THE LANCET SUGGEST THAT IN
SOME CASES, THAT RISK CAN SOME CASES, THAT RISK CAN
PERSIST FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, PERSIST FOR MORE THAN A DECADE,
EVEN AFTER STOPPING THE THERAPY. EVEN AFTER STOPPING THE THERAPY.
DR. HOLLY PETERSON SAYS PROCEED DR. HOLLY PETERSON SAYS PROCEED
WITH CAUTION BUT NOT FEAR. WITH CAUTION BUT NOT FEAR.
>>WHILE THE HAZARD RATIOS CAN>>WHILE THE HAZARD RATIOS CAN
SEEM VERY SCARY, THE ABSOLUTE SEEM VERY SCARY, THE ABSOLUTE
NUMBERS OF BREAST CANCER EVENTS NUMBERS OF BREAST CANCER EVENTS
ARE VERY, VERY LOW. ARE VERY, VERY LOW.
>>Reporter: THE NEW STUDY>>Reporter: THE NEW STUDY
LOOKS AT DATA ON MORE THAN LOOKS AT DATA ON MORE THAN
100,000 WOMEN FROM MORE THAN 50 100,000 WOMEN FROM MORE THAN 50
WORLDWIDE STUDIES. WORLDWIDE STUDIES.
RISKS INCREASED STEADILY THE RISKS INCREASED STEADILY THE
LONGER THE HORMONE REPLACEMENT LONGER THE HORMONE REPLACEMENT
THERAPY WAS USED, AND WERE THERAPY WAS USED, AND WERE
GREATER FOR ESTROGEN GREATER FOR ESTROGEN
PROGESTERONE THERAPY. PROGESTERONE THERAPY.
EVERY TIME OF THERAPY EXCEPT FOR EVERY TIME OF THERAPY EXCEPT FOR
VAGINAL ESTROGENS WAS ASSOCIATED VAGINAL ESTROGENS WAS ASSOCIATED
WITH RISK. WITH RISK.
THE ABSOLUTE RISK FOR AN AVERAGE THE ABSOLUTE RISK FOR AN AVERAGE
50-YEAR-OLD WOMAN OF GETTING 50-YEAR-OLD WOMAN OF GETTING
BREAST CANCER OVER THE NEXT FIVE BREAST CANCER OVER THE NEXT FIVE
YEARS IS 1.3%, AND WHEN WOMEN YEARS IS 1.3%, AND WHEN WOMEN
USE COMBINED MENOPAUSAL HORMONE USE COMBINED MENOPAUSAL HORMONE
THERAPY FOR FIVE YEARS, BREAST THERAPY FOR FIVE YEARS, BREAST
CANCER RISK INCREASES SLIGHTLY, CANCER RISK INCREASES SLIGHTLY,
TO ABOUT 2%. TO ABOUT 2%.
DR. PETERSON SAYS THERE ARE MANY DR. PETERSON SAYS THERE ARE MANY
WOMEN FOR WHOM THE SLIGHT RISK WOMEN FOR WHOM THE SLIGHT RISK
IS WORTH THE BENEFIT TO RELIEVE IS WORTH THE BENEFIT TO RELIEVE
MENOPAUSAL SYSTEMS BUT IT’S MENOPAUSAL SYSTEMS BUT IT’S
IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN TO TALK TO IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN TO TALK TO
THEIR DOCTORS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR DOCTORS AND LEARN ABOUT
THEIR INDIVIDUAL RISKS. THEIR INDIVIDUAL RISKS.
>>A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE A>>A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE A
THOROUGH EVALUATION, NOT ONLY THOROUGH EVALUATION, NOT ONLY
FOR GENERAL HEALTH AND THOSE FOR GENERAL HEALTH AND THOSE
FACTORS, BUT A VERY SPECIFIC FACTORS, BUT A VERY SPECIFIC
BREAST CANCER RISK ASSESSMENT. BREAST CANCER RISK ASSESSMENT.
>>Reporter: DR. PETERSON SAYS>>Reporter: DR. PETERSON SAYS
THE EFFECTS OF HORMONE THE EFFECTS OF HORMONE
REPLACEMENT ARE VERY COMPLEX AND REPLACEMENT ARE VERY COMPLEX AND
EXPERTS ARE STILL WORKING TO EXPERTS ARE STILL WORKING TO
COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THEM. COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THEM.
THEREFORE, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR THEREFORE, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
AND DETERMINE THE RISKS AND AND DETERMINE THE RISKS AND
BENEFITS TOGETHER.

1 thought on “Breast cancer & hormone therapy

  1. This is fake news, had breast cancer in 2008 , had mastectomy on right side. Only treatment they gave me was tamoxifen for 10 years. Still here today 2019 cancer free.

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