Since this blog site is also devoted to fighting breast cancer along with improving the lives of breast cancer patients and survivors, I thought it might be a good idea to spread some breast cancer prevention tips.
The seventh tip to remember is devoted to avoiding hormone replacement therapy. Women have used and some are still using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopausal symptoms. These include hot flashes and sweating.
According to the American Cancer Society, various studies have been done over the years that prove HRT is dangerous for women. There are many different risks that are associated with HRT such as various cancers, blood clotting, stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis.
There have been studies that linked estrogen-progestin therapy as well as estrogen alone therapy with breast cancer risk. Along with breast cancer, both forms of HRT increase endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer risk for women. Colorectal cancer is also linked to HRT use. Another unfortunate incidence of hormone therapy is that various women developed dementia.
Clearly, HRT is a dangerous substance that should be avoided. When a woman reduces her risk of breast cancer along with various other cancers, she will have one less thing to worry about. By reducing her worries, a woman will be much closer to gaining happiness!