True Risk of Breast Cancer

RIGHT NOW, YOU *DO NOT* HAVE A ONE IN EIGHT CHANCE OF BREAST CANCER Have you heard that the average woman’s risk of breast cancer is 1 in 8? This is the risk as understood by most doctors and that I have often quoted to others. One in eight sounds pretty scary, and I...

Detecting Breast Cancer: Mammography Vs Thermography

First of all, let me be clear that when I say I still “like” mammograms I am not saying that I “enjoy” mammograms. Nobody relishes the idea of getting their breast squished between two cold plates of a giant machine. I don’t feel nervous on my way to a mammogram...
This Hormone Does Cause Cancer

This Hormone Does Cause Cancer

Last month I got a call no doctor wants to get. My patient Helen (never real names of my patients) told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is possible to be lucky with cancer, and we think this is the case for her. Early stage, caught on a mammogram, but...
Do I Get A Mammogram Or Not?

Do I Get A Mammogram Or Not?

If I could wave a magic wand over all midlife women, I would simply want us all to not be afraid. Breast cancer is one of our biggest fears at this time of life, and with good reason. Even though over our lifetime, 87% of women will NOT get diagnosed with breast...
Estrogen PREVENTS Breast Cancer?!?

Estrogen PREVENTS Breast Cancer?!?

NEWS THAT NEVER MADE BIG HEADLINES Data analysis from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study, first reported in 2002, just keeps coming, even though the study results are not applicable to most women nowadays due to the women studied and the hormones that...