Many Factors Play a Role in Breast Cancer

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There are many factors that play a role in a woman getting breast cancer. The body has an intrinsic, orderly process for dealing with early cancers. Understand that our bodies are constantly forming cancer cells that are quickly destroyed by our immune system. Cells in your body are in a constant state of flux and renewal and repair.  When a cell becomes “old” and needs to be recycled, that cell goes through a fascinating process called apoptosis or “cell death.” The cell virtually implodes and then the immune cells come in sweep up the debris and a brand-new cell is formed.

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‘Outliving Your Ovaries’ Is a Must-Have For Every Woman You Know and Care About!

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 “A copy of ‘Outliving Your Ovaries’ is a must-have for every woman you know and care about. It is that important! Women’s quality of life has suffered too long because of scarce, fragmented, incomplete bits of information that exist about our health. Dr. Johnson’s life-long mission has been to seek out, study, question, observe and connect the dots correctly in an accessible manner. Her work and ‘Outliving Your Ovaries’ changes things! And you will immediately understand how when you read the book. And I speak from personal experience!”

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Afraid of Getting Older?

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The beauty of living into older age comes when you achieve a level of maturity that enables you to see and feel your connection to the cycle of life. You come to see the wonders of the natural world with new eyes that are both knowing and childlike in their appreciation. It’s a poignant moment of awareness that gives you a glimpse of the intricate, orderly balance of nature and how you fit into the cycle of life.

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I highly recommend this book and a balanced hormone plan!

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“I had a hysterectomy when I was 46 years old and was prescribed Premarin as a hormone replacement by my doctor. Because my mother died of breast cancer and I had read many articles relating to hormones and breast cancer, I opted not to take the Premarin. I lived the night sweats, adult acne and decreased libido/vaginal dryness – but thought that was better to endure than the chance of breast cancer, (My husband was not so convinced.) Heck, I was emotionally balanced, slept great, and had plenty of energy – so what could possibly be wrong.

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My Response to the NCI Study Concerning Breast Cancer Occuring Soon After Start of Menopause Symptoms

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A recent article reports that the risk of breast cancer is higher when estrogen is started soon after menopause (less than 5 years) than when started more than 5 years after menopause. This puts women in a quandary since soon after menopause is when hot flashes and other symptoms are the worst, especially if they have just undergone surgical menopause.

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What kind of Estrogen has the lowest incidence of Breast Cancer?

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Categories: Breast Cancer & HRT| Hormone Replacement

Topical Estrogen Has a Lower Risk of Breast Cancer – WHI (2002) showed that Prempro caused increased risk of breast cancer in women. At that time it was theorized that perhaps it was safe to take hormones for five years to relieve symptoms. In compelling NEW data published in 2009, WHI researchers showed in a randomized study of 17,000 women and from an ongoing observational study of 100,000 women starting Premarin/Prempro less than five years after menopause that those women had a greater risk of invasive breast cancer than women who started HT after five years. So in essence, there’s no justification for prescribing Premarin and Prempro even for short-term use when there’s a safer alternative!

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Hysterectomies – Understand that the Body doesn’t like Drastic Changes

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Categories: Hysterectomy| Menopause

Understand that the body doesn’t like drastic changes. All the hormones of the endocrine system are in constant balance with each other. When estradiol (your body’s own estrogen) levels fall at menopause, especially if it occurs suddenly as in surgical removal of the ovaries, it’s a shock to the system. It’s as if the body is gong through “withdrawal,” but in this case it’s not a drug like an antidepressant or a sedative. It’s a vital hormone that your body has had for 40+ years! Withdrawal of estradiol sets off alarms in your body causing release of cortisol and other stress hormones. Some women may only respond with severe hot flashes, drenching night sweats and insomnia. In women with a family history of anxiety disorders, estradiol withdrawal may trigger panic attacks which are the worst case of anxiety.

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How do you want to spend the last 20 years of your life?

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My mother was a simple woman who never worked outside of her home. However, she was fiercely independent and taught us important principles: honesty, integrity and always doing your best. Seeing how she died has inspired me to follow her lead.Before passing at age 84, she was living in her own home, caring for herself and her husband, taking daily walks, reading her favorite books and enjoying times with her friends. One day she suffered a massive stroke and three days later slipped away but only after each of her five children were at her bedside to see her go.If more people followed my mother’s example, the nursing homes wouldn’t be filled with people waiting to die and Medicare wouldn’t be running out of money.

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