Genes may determine the side effects of menopausal hormone therapy, study suggests
Cardiovascular disease risk in women increases after menopause and is associated with the drop in estrogen levels. Menopausal hormone therapy could slow the progression, but oral formulations also increase the risk of blood clots. A new study reports that whether a woman will obtain cardiovascular benefits from certain types of hormone therapy may depend on her genes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Higher risk of basal cell carcinoma linked to menopausal hormone therapy
Late age of natural menopause and use of menopausal hormone therapy were associated with significantly increased risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), according to results of a large, nationwide cohort study. Women who experienced menopause at age 55 years or later, compared with age 50-54 years,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - November 2, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in Women with Ovarian Cancer
A recent study explored the role of adjuvant hormone therapy on survival in women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer. The results were surprising. (Source: About.com Ovarian Cancer)
Source: About.com Ovarian Cancer - October 24, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement's "AHAH" Moment
I was privileged to attend a recent continuing education conference about estrogen replacement at menopause, held at the Yale School of Medicine, organized by my friend and colleague, Dr. Phil Sarrel. Highlights for me included both Dr. Sarrel's important insights, and a very poignant, personal story told by Michelle King Robson, founder of EmpowHER. Michelle had what eventually proved to be diverticulitis. Initially misdiagnosed, her condition was erroneously treated with a hysterectomy. Michelle's overall health plummeted due to a surgically induced menopause, until it was restored with judicious hormone replacement. The...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual vs. biennial mammography and breast tumor prognostic characteristics
(The JAMA Network Journals) Premenopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer following a biennial screening mammogram were more likely to have bigger more advanced tumors than women screened annually, while postmenopausal women not using hormone therapy had a similar proportion of tumors with less favorable prognostic characteristics regardless of whether their screening mammogram was biennial or annual, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormone health: Could testosterone be the new Botox for women?
Younger-looking skin, more energy and a revved-up sex drive? All promises of the latest form of hormone therapy. Could it really hold the key to better health? Anna Magee reports (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tired menopause oestrogen Botox hormones sex drive hormonal mood exhausted Hormone Replacement Therapy testosterone cortisol HRT Source Type: news

Menopause: Hormone Therapy an Option for Some Women
(MedPage Today) -- Endocrine Society takes "conservative approach" in new hormone therapy guidance (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 8, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Halt Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women After MIHalt Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women After MI
Hormone therapy led to fewer deaths related to first myocardial infarction (MI) in a registry of older women, but after an MI, the treatment seems to do more harm than good. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Stopping Hormone Therapy Linked to Cardiovascular DeathStopping Hormone Therapy Linked to Cardiovascular Death
A large Finnish registry study suggests that discontinuation does more harm than good. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A New Treatment Approach for Relapsing Prostate...
IMRT coupled with optimal scanning technology can result in durable remissions and a freedom from dependency on lifelong hormonal therapy. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - October 2, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 1, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Avoiding Chemo in Low-Risk Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Almost 99% alive at 5 years with hormonal therapy (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 30, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy: Trends and Knowledge GapsBioidentical Hormone Therapy: Trends and Knowledge Gaps
Do women know the facts about compounded hormone therapy? Let's find out. Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?
Title: Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 30, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
Title: Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - September 30, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?
Hormone replacement therapy may be safe for women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study. WebMD has the details. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Test Finds Which Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk. The test accurately identified a group of women whose cancers are so likely to respond to hormone-blocking drugs that adding chemo would do little if any good while exposing them to side effects and other health risks. In the study, women who skipped chemo based on the test had less than a 1 percent chance of cancer recurring far away, such as the liver or lungs, within the next five years. &ldq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Source Type: news

Hormonal therapy could prevent ovarian failure and preserve fertility in women with breast cancer
Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal treatment, according to new research presented to the 2015 European Cancer Congress. Alpha Galileo (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

International comparison study reveals variation in treatment of elderly breast cancer patients between European countries
First results from the largest international comparison of the treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer have shown there are substantial differences in the use of surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy between European countries. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New England Journal of Medicine publishes initial data from TAILORx breast cancer trial
(ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group) Initial results announced today from the Trial Assigning IndividuaLized Options for Treatment (Rx), or TAILORx, a prospectively conducted global trial in 10,000+ women with early stage breast cancer, found that 1,626 trial participants with low Oncotype DX® Recurrence Score® results (≤ 10) who got hormonal therapy alone without chemotherapy had (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Treatment of elderly breast cancer patients varies between different European countries
The largest international comparison of the treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer has shown there are substantial differences in the use of surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy between European countries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormonal therapy may prevent ovarian failure and preserve fertility in breast cancer
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 27, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Treatment of elderly breast cancer patients varies between different European countries
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Largest international comparison of the treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer have shown there are substantial differences in the use of surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy between European countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 26, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy
Title: Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy
Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy
Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 22, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Nursing, Oncology, Urology, News, Source Type: news

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit from Hormone Therapy
Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy
Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 22, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boston Hospitals Will Study Effects Of Aspirin On Breast Cancer Recurrence
BOSTON (CBS) – You’ve probably heard that an aspirin a day can help prevent heart attacks in some patients, but now doctors in Boston are looking into whether it can treat cancer. Previous studies suggest that when women take aspirin regularly they have a 50% lower risk of recurrence and death, but before cause and effect can be established, a clinical trial should be performed. Now two local hospitals, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute have received a $10 million award from the Department of Defense to do just that. Researchers will recruit 3,000 women with stage II and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local aspirin Breast Cancer Brigham and Women's Hospital Dana Farber Cancer Institute Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Untangling the non-invasive breast cancer controversy
In this study, approximately 500 patients died of breast cancer without ever having invasive cancer in the breast. This suggests that for some very small subset of women, distant or metastatic disease occurred despite treatment of DCIS — a concerning finding. Also, death rates were higher for women diagnosed with DCIS before the age of 35, and for black women compared to non-Hispanic white women. This suggests that these women may need more aggressive intervention. The good news: The study also reaffirmed the fact that overall, mortality associated with DCIS is exceedingly low. Fewer than 1% of patients in this 20-ye...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Fazio, MD, FACP Tags: Breast Cancer Tests and procedures DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ Non-invasive Breast Cancer Source Type: news

New approach found to tackle breast cancer hormone therapy resistance
A new explanation has been found as to why women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New approach found to tackle breast cancer hormone therapy resistance
(University of Manchester) University of Manchester researchers funded by Breast Cancer Now have discovered a new explanation as to why women with oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's 'seeds' found in seven CJD victims' brains
Conclusion This small study raises questions about how a group of relatively young people with CJD came to have amyloid protein deposits in their brains when they died. But it doesn't answer those questions. The theory that amyloid proteins were transferred, along with prions, through growth hormone therapy is still just that: a theory. There are other possibilities – for example, the prions could have somehow encouraged the growth of amyloid protein. That would mean people who are already infected with prions are at an increased risk of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. However, it's also important to remember no-on...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

I Tried to Beat the Anxiety Algorithm
I'm lying on the floor of a public bus in San Francisco's bustling mid-market corridor. I'm not sure how I ended up with my head rolling over a crumpled Starburst wrapper, but I am acutely aware that I can't breathe and my hands and face have gone completely numb. I instinctively look down, honestly unsure if my hands are still attached to my body. As two paramedics board the bus, I feel that sinking feeling in my chest -- the feeling when you hope the earth opens up, swallows you whole and you disappear. I start apologizing, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I don't know what happened." The paramedics, as always, are gentl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing Hormone Therapy Side Effects
A number of interventions are available that can substantially reduce adverse side effects from testosterone inactivating pharmaceuticals (TIP). (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - August 28, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Combination Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Results of a clinical trial show that giving chemotherapy along with hormone therapy can prolong the lives of men with a certain type of metastatic prostate cancer. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - August 24, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Side effects may lead breast cancer patients to skip drugs
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients who report more side effects of their hormone therapy drugs and less confidence communicating with their doctors are more likely to intentionally or unintentionally miss a dose, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Education intervention with residents improves understanding of transgender issues
The term 'transgender' has made its way into mainstream media, but for many physicians, or physicians-in-training, who do not typically treat transgender patients, transgender medicine is still a mystery. Researchers conducted an intervention with physician resident trainees and found that by providing education about transgender identity, the residents' knowledge and willingness to assist with hormonal therapy increased significantly. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Education intervention with residents improves understanding of transgender issues
(Boston University Medical Center) The term 'transgender' has made its way into mainstream media, but for many physicians, or physicians-in-training, who do not typically treat transgender patients, transgender medicine is still a mystery. Joshua Safer, MD, FACP, endocrinologist at Boston Medical Center and his colleague conducted an intervention with physician resident trainees and found that by providing education about transgender identity, the residents' knowledge and willingness to assist with hormonal therapy increased significantly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - August 6, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival with Advanced Prostate Cancer
Adding chemotherapy to hormone therapy added 14 months to patients' lives in study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer Chemotherapy, Hormones, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compassion and Empathy at the End of Life: Advanced Care Planning Takes a Giant Step Forward
On July 8, 2015, Medicare took a significant step towards helping people make the right decisions for their care by proposing to pay in 2016 for physicians who spend at least 30 minutes discussing and documenting patient preferences and values at the end of life that may be used to guide decisions for Advanced Directives. This proposal which is part of the proposed rules for 2016 physician reimbursement is now open for public comment. Because this part of the 2016 physician payment program has widespread support, I expect it to be written into the final rule. This will help physicians focus on the patient's desires and bel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

GoodLife menopause guide: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Menopause: HRT vs natural treatments
Some people rush to the doctor and ask about hormone replacement therapy. Others try eating healthily. Two women share their experiences (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: periods stopped hot flush menopause female hormones oestrogen ovulation hot flushes symptoms of the menopause HRT hormone therapy Source Type: news

Oregon Medicaid sex-change policy attracts conservative media attention
An Oregon Medicaid policy enacted a year ago created a mini-firestorm of coverage over the weekend, starting with a report on Fox News’ Politics site and on the air. The policy in question is sex-change operations for minors. The Health Evidence Review Commission approved coverage for last August for cross-sex hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, effective in January. The age of medical consent in Oregon is 15, which was the subject of several stories. The Fox News report said Oregon’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news