The findings suggest that all types of hormone therapy
for menopause -- with the exception of topical vaginal estrogens -- are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, the study authors said.
Unique concerns about safety surround the use of compounded bioidentical hormone therapy
At five years, the overall survival rate was 98.0 percent for those who received hormone therapy
alone and 98.1 percent for those who received both therapies, and at nine years the respective overall survival rates were 93.9 percent and 93.8 percent.
For women who are symptomatic, use of either low-dose vaginal estrogen or systemic HT increases sexual function scores; however, she said, "hormone therapy
is not recommended as the sole treatment of other sexual function problems," such as diminished libido, though it can be a useful adjunct.
"The potential benefits of giving some men abiraterone alongside hormone therapy
are clearly impressive," said Dr Iain Frame, director of research at Prostate Cancer UK.
Thanks to the federally-sponsored Women's Health Initiative (WHI)--the largest long-term study of women's health ever conducted--we now know that menopause hormone therapy
carries serious risks.
Further analyses were undertaken and restricted to women with information both on duration of use and on time since last use of hormone therapy
. Risk was strongly related to recency of use.
Until now the standard treatment for men diagnosed with prostate cancer which has spread to other parts of the body was hormone therapy
We found low dose and the transdermal patch may carry less risk for some outcomes than traditional hormone therapy
, but more research is needed."
While the jury is still out on the safety of any hormone therapy
, it looks like low doses of bioidentical hormones are safer than traditional synthetic hormones.
WASHINGTON: Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy
as soon as possible, the U.S.
To evaluate the direct effect of recombinant human growth hormone therapy
on the skeleton in paediatric patients, Justine Bacchetta MD, PhD, Katherine Wesseling-Perry MD (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) and their colleagues randomized 33 pediatric dialysis patients to therapy with or without growth hormone
They were assigned to receive either continuous hormone therapy
or intermittent treatment in eight-month cycles, followed by a non-treatment period.
Menopause-related symptoms: traditional Chinese medicine vs hormone therapy
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fights prostate cancer by preventing testosterone from fuelling tumours by blocking the male hormone's effects or cutting off its supply.