Benefits of Estrogen Are Debated

The New York Times

By TARA PARKER-POPE
Published: December 9, 2010

Certain women who take estrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms may be protected from breast cancer, according to data released Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

The finding, an analysis of data from a study known as the Women’s Health Initiative, drew criticism. Other studies have shown that hormone combinations that include estrogen and progestin increase breast cancer risk.

The new analysis involved women who had had hysterectomies and as a result took only estrogen. The study, by Dr. Joseph Ragaz, an oncologist and clinical professor at the University of British Columbia, showed a statistically significant lower risk of breast cancer among estrogen users who did not have a family history of breast cancer.

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The great debate continues…estrogen or no estrogen….before you decide to go this route make sure you read about the damages of estrogen dominance.

Remember the above is Big Pharma talking to those who may not remember the 2002 WHI study on HRT. A new generation of women entering menopause – fair game for the pharmaceutical companies.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.