This October, we are proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. However, as practitioners of functional medicine, we understand that the best "cure" for any disease is prevention! Using individualized prescriptions of bioidentical progesterone to treat estrogen dominance, the Ageless & Wellness Medical Center has an incredibly low incidence of breast cancer among patients. Multiple studies show that women who develop breast cancer tend to have higher estrogen levels than women without breast cancer. Other studies have documented that women who had been treated for breast cancer who continued to have high estrogen levels had a return of the disease sooner than breast cancer survivors with lower estrogen levels. Some types of breast cancer are "ER-positive," which means the cancer cells have receptors for estrogen. An ER-positive tumor is more likely to grow in a high-estrogen environment. By using bioidentical progesterone to balance and counteract the effects of estrogen dominance, cancer risk can literally be reduced.
Approximately 80% of women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of it. Talk to one of our clinicians at your next visit about how you can protect your breast health. We can help you find the best combination of bioidentical hormone therapies and supplements for your individual needs.
For more information:
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
American Cancer Society