Hormone Therapy Ups Ovarian Cancer Risk

January 9th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

New research suggests that prolonged use of hormone therapy in postmenopausal women increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
“We’ve seen a growing body of evidence linking unopposed estrogen and estrogen-plus-progestin to an increased risk of ovarian cancer,” said study author James V. Lacey Jr., an epidemiologist with the National Cancer Institute. “There are still some outstanding questions, but this adds more data that there is a slightly increased risk of ovarian cancer among women who used [this] hormone therapy for long durations.”

Another study in the same publication, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that high levels of natural sex hormones, including estrogen, were associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women.

Concerns about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were initially raised by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a landmark U.S. study involving 27,000 participants. Researchers halted the WHI study in 2002, after they found the regimen entailed more health risks — most notably an increased risk for breast cancer and stroke — than benefits.

The authors of the first study found that, among a group of almost 100,000 women aged 50 to 71, those with a hysterectomy who used estrogen alone for a decade or more had almost double the risk of ovarian cancer than those who received no HRT.

Women who had not undergone a hysterectomy and who used estrogen plus progestin in sequence or continuously for five or more years also had a higher risk, compared with women who used no HRT.

The authors of the second study looked at blood samples from 18,521 premenopausal women and found that women with high levels of a naturally occurring type of estrogen called estradiol during the pre-ovulation phase of their menstrual cycle had a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

A third study in the same issue of the journal found sad news for breast-cancer survivors: They have an increased risk of suicide for up to 30 years after diagnosis. The cumulative risk of suicide 30 years after a breast-cancer diagnosis was 0.2 percent, or 37 percent higher than the general population.
-Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Dr. Keith and Laurie Nemec’s comments on hormone therapy ups ovarian cancer risk
This study just confirms what has been know when you throw off the bodies natural design the way God made it to work by putting hormones into it, which upsets the homeostasis or balance of the body and can increase the risk of cancer and all other types of diseases. So what they have shown definitively is that prolonged use of hormone therapy increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer. They also showed it increases the risk of producing breast cancer.

So, very simply, what you want to take home from these studies, is you don’t need to increase your risk of ovarian cancer and you do not need to increase your risk of breast cancer, you do not need to increase your risk of disease. You just have to live the life that God designed you to live which is to take medication only under emergency circumstances. 95-99% of all medications prescribed in this country are unnecessary. They are given for situations that not life threatening, they are not emergency, they are taken because people have not been taught and not been impressed upon a lifestyle that will keep them in total health, but they have gone a medical route to take a medication for everything that they don’t like, or every reason the body doesn’t work right.

So, if you eat the wrong food and it gives you headaches regularly, you don’t think about the diet, you think you just want to get rid of the headache so you take a headache medication. This is just ridiculous because a majority of the symptoms, conditions and diseases that people have can be very easily cleared up if they live the 7 Basic Steps to Total Health, they would not need to take medications practically never except under emergency circumstances. So the big message is don’t take drugs unless it is an emergency and only short term to overcome that emergency.

Also an interesting side note is in the third study in this research article, it found that breast cancer survivors, again these are ones that used chemotherapy that did make it, they have increased risk of suicide for up to thirty years after the diagnosis. Why? And they say that’s 37% percent higher than the general population. Why? Well there’s many reasons, but one of the reasons would be first of all, they were not proactive in their health care. They did what was told them to be done, they took a drug, they took chemotherapy, radiation. They were not taught a lifestyle, they did not heal themselves with natural methods, God designed methods. Instead they took the easy route, they took the fear route. The easy route taken because one is in fear route will always have long term consequences, which in this case led to increasing the risk of all types of mental/emotional disorders and increase the risk of suicide.

So, the answer is very simple, live the natural way.