December 15, 2009
conducted by the doctors of Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital says that an injection of progesterone can help bring about a 30% reduction in breast cancer death rates. The best part is that this injection costs just Rs 100.
oncology detailed the procedure saying that this was a double-blind trial in which half the participating women were given 500 mg injections of progesterone for four to 14 days before . The 1,000 women in the study were followed up for 65 months.
“The study revealed a four per cent non-significant improvement in disease free survival. And among the high risk group there is a 10 per cent reduction in recurrence and eight per cent reduction in mortality rate. This translates into 30 per cent relative reduction in deaths among those who would have otherwise died,” Dr Mittra said.
The details of the study were presented at the 32nd San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in the US on Saturday.
Comment from Leslie
Article does not state whether this is natural progesterone or not. Will have to research. But for those with breast cancer this is welcome news. When you think about it – it is the estrogen exposure that causes the cancers – most of us are estrogen dominant thanks for birth control pills, HRT, as well as the estrogen mimickers found in plastics and household cleaners. Offsetting the estrogen – or balancing it with progesterone is essential for all women….breast cancer or not. It is also preventive. Natural progesterone can be found at health food stores.