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...
“How Long Do I Have to Take Hormones?”

“How Long Do I Have to Take Hormones?”

“How long do I have to take hormones?” This question comes up with pretty much every woman I talk to about hormone replacement therapy. I am going to approach my answer from a few different angles. I often say that there exists a continuum of doctors, where on one end...

Do you know anyone who tolerates not feeling great?

I am passionate about people feeling their best. I had a fascinating discussion this week with one of my patients about why men and women tolerate not feeling well. He suggested that for women, getting health issues checked out is part of health maintenance, while for...
HRT and Pancreatitis

HRT and Pancreatitis

I read an article the other day and I have to say as a doctor I was outraged. The scary headline reads, “Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated with Increased Pancreatitis Risk”. It goes on to commit the 2 most common sins that make it impossible for you,...