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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:14 AM
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Cancer drop suggests link to menopause hormones
looks like medicine is the culprit in yet another illness.
http://www.canada.com/topics/bodyandhealth/story.html?i...

SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. breast cancer rates plunged an unprecedented seven per cent in 2003, the year after millions of women stopped taking menopause hormones when a study showed the pills raise the risk of tumours.

The startling new analysis, reported Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, does not prove a link between hormone therapy and breast cancer, but strongly suggests it, many experts said.
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Cancers take years to form, so going off hormones would not instantly prevent new tumours. But tumours that had been developing might stop growing, shrink or disappear so they were no longer detected by mammograms, doctors theorized.
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The drop was seen in every single cancer registry that reports information to the federal government, and no big change occurred with any other major type of cancer. These are strong signs that the breast cancer decline is no statistical fluke or error.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:16 AM
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1. Time to up my dose of apples a day...
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:17 AM
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3. and wild yam if you're menopausal
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:17 AM
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2. Personally, I wonder if lack of regular medical care due to $$ has something to do with it
Sorta like the unemployment numbers just showing the people who are actually receiving unemployment compensation. The cancer numbers only count people who are actually getting examinations.

My guess is a whole lotta women will be having shorter life spans in coming years. There are too many NOT getting any sort of regular exams and tests.

Gonna see a lot of very sick people with TB too.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:35 AM
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4. I agree with you
I am menopausal and know lots of women my age who are as well. None of us have been on hormone therapy. Either they didn't have health insurance or didn't believe/trust in the therapy anyway.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:04 PM
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5. Yeah, but there are lots without the chance to get lumps looked at too
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 12:05 PM by havocmom
Those are the ones I was really referring to.

Not just lack of opportunity to get HRT, but no visits to ANY doctor unless they are whisked to one following a car wreck. No mammograms. No pap smears. No body to help with overwhelming fears when they find, and have to ignore, a lump that shouldn't be there.

The cancer rates are dropping? Or fewer and fewer people have ANY sort of dealing with medical care?

The latter is more than most people realize.

edit: typo
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:54 PM
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6. There are MORE than TWO hormones
When they talk about HRT, they refer to estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen causes cell proliferation, which is what they are talking about.

There are many other hormones==the primary other sex hormone is testosterone which women need in small quantities and which the FDA won't approve.

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