Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer

The wrong drug for prevention

2. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Yes, estrogen can maintain bone density but other side of HRT is the complications. Substantial evidence dating to the 1930s has proven that estrogen induces breast and other cancers in animals. , , In 1976, the Medical Letter emphasized that estrogens produce cancer in the breast and other organs in mice, rats, rabbits, hamsters, squirrel-monkeys and dogs: “No other drug effect so readily reproducible in such a wide variety of test animals has been generally regarded as not potentially applicable to man.” Barbara Seaman emphasized in her 1977 book, Women and the Crisis in Sex Hormones, “the estrogenization of American women is a major factor in our rising rates of female cancers.” She was so right as today we know that many chemicals act like the female hormone. But taking HRT is a big factor for increased risk.

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