I get asked this question a lot: “Do hormones cause cancer?” Or “My doctor said to stay away from hormone replacement as it causes cancer.” I’ve created this chart below to try to clear up the confusion.
The synthetic drugs masking as hormones have been shown to be problematic in the cancer world. Check out the column on the left side of the chart below. You can also refer to the Women’s Health Initiatives study of 2002 for more information. What we do at our Happy Hormone Cottage actually helps prevent breast cancer. As you can see in the chart, there are two different columns of Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy: the column in the middle shows the big pharmaceutical BHRT products while the column on the right shows our customized BHRT at our IHC and HHC. The major differences are that most ob gyns use blood work to determine hormone levels and then prescribe a one-size-fits-most bhrt product: the estrogen patch, estradiol pill, the estrogen spray or gel, etc.
At our Happy Hormone Cottage, we use cutting edge technology in the form of dried urine strip testing to identify metabolite pathways of our hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol) in a 15 page report and from this we create a customized hormone replacement strategy for each individual woman. This just makes sense and makes for happy, healthy, hormonally balanced women.
For more information you can check out our website at happyhormonecottage.com. To schedule a step one consultation ($25), you can call us at 513-444-6343.