BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – REVISITED

[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 [...]

By | 2015-10-13T00:34:36+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Breast Cancer Prevention, Cancer prevention|0 Comments

Making Breast Cancer Awareness More Meaningful

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 [...]

Progesterone: The Anti-aging Hormone

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 [...]

Angelina Jolie: A Role Model for Breast Cancer Prevention?

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 [...]

By | 2013-05-15T22:23:25+00:00 May 15th, 2013|Breast Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

Book review

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, [...]

The Hormonal Abuse of Women

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 [...]

Vitamin D3 Toxicity?

 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 [...]

Hey Doc Series/ Breast Cancer Prevention

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 [...]

By | 2012-02-05T22:37:08+00:00 February 5th, 2012|Breast Cancer Prevention, Hey Doc|0 Comments

Progesterone: A Very Special Hormone/ Medicine is Big Business

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 [...]