You Probably Won’t Get BREAST Cancer

You Probably Won’t Get BREAST Cancer

It’s great that every October, efforts are made to increase awareness of breast cancer. To be clear, though, you probably won’t get this illness. In the United States, the estimated lifetime risk for a woman to get breast cancer is about 8% (about 1 in 12). While this...
It’s Scary to Lose Your Bone Health!

It’s Scary to Lose Your Bone Health!

As Halloween approaches next month, there’s a women’s health problem that really scares me. We rightfully worry about breast cancer and heart disease. But guess what? Besides these major causes of death in women, there is another much less talked about killer:...
Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

This year, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to go back to basics. When I was in my OB/GYN residency in the early 1990’s, we lamented that “only” about 15% of menopausal women were on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)...
True Risk of Breast Cancer

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...