Only 2% Of My Cancer Patients Have Had This Checked

I saw a patient recently who has stage four breast cancer. She’d been to some of the best hospitals and specialists for care. Before she came to me she’d had a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Then the cancer spread to her backbone and she had radiation treatment. Yet still, after all that time and until she came to my clinic, no one had mentioned a possible estrogen problem. No one ever bothered to measure her estrogen. They never looked at whether her breast cancer was estrogen positive or progesterone positive. The rates of most cancers have stabilized. Most cancers aren’t a death sentence the way they used to be. But there are five cancers where the rates are still going up. They are breast cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical, ovarian and prostate cancer. And the number one thing you have to do with these cancers is measure the estrogen in the blood. Unless you’re doing that it’s malpractice. Most places test tissue samples for estrogen receptors. Except most of them do nothing with the results. Probably only 2% of the patients who come to me with those cancers have had their estrogen checked by an oncologist. So I feel like now is the time to come out strongly and talk about where some of these cancers are coming from and how to prevent and take the fight to these cancers. One of the most widespread chemical offenders that causes a huge jump in estrogen is bisphenol-A. BPA is known to increase hormone-dependent cancers.1 BPA and similar chemica...
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