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 [...]