Fewer weeks of hormone therapy before radiation reduces side effects in intermediate risk PCa
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A shorter course of androgen suppression therapy prior to radiation therapy, when compared to a longer course of androgen suppression therapy, yields favorable outcomes and fewer adverse effects for intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Long-term hormonal therapy in intermediate-risk PCa patients does not improve overall survival
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A secondary analysis of the historic RTOG 9202 prostate cancer trial examined results of men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer who had received long-term hormonal therapy after radiation therapy, and concluded that there were no additional benefits when compared to short-term hormonal therapy, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Extended Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
Shorter-course treatment as effective for those with intermediate-risk disease, oncologist says (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 23, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pivotal trial results for Brisdelleā„¢ (paroxetine) capsules, an FDA-approved non-hormonal therapy for vasomotor symptoms associated with menopaus
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced the publication of results from its two Phase 3 clinical studies in Menopause, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of The North American Menopause Society. Brisdelle™, paroxetine capsules, 7.5 mg/day, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in June 2013, for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause, commonly referred to as hot flashes and night sweats... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Different risks for heart attack and stroke posed by different hormone therapy formulations
Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of Food and Drug Administration-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to synthetic hormones in pill form... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Estrogen and the Brain: Do Younger Women Benefit?Estrogen and the Brain: Do Younger Women Benefit?
Dr. JoAnn Manson discusses whether starting hormone therapy in women ages 50-55 can help them prevent cognitive decline. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Hormone therapy risks may vary by weight, other factors
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a woman contemplating taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the increase in breast cancer risk she faces may depend on her individual body type, race and ethnicity, according to new U.S. research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Different hormone therapy formulations may pose different risks for heart attack and stroke
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of FDA-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to synthetic hormones in pill form. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New advice on pros and cons of breast screening
Conclusion It is important to stress that the NHS breast cancer screening programme has saved thousands of lives. But screening is no magic bullet. It saves lives but also leads people to undergo unnecessary testing and diagnosis. If you have been asked to attend a screening programme we recommend you read the leaflet carefully before making your mind up about attending. Analysis by Bazian. Edited by NHS Choices. Follow Behind the Headlines on Twitter. Links To The Headlines NHS spells out breast cancer screening risks. The Guardian, September 17 2013 Women to be told drawbacks of breast cancer screening for the firs...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice Source Type: news

Breast Ca: Chemo Brain Really Hormone Head
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Hormonal therapy has emerged as a potentially significant contributor to decline in cognitive function among breast cancer patients, according to results from a small retrospective review. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Intraprostatic androgen maintenance
Androgens and the androgen receptor (AR) signalling pathway are intimately associated with prostate carcinogenesis, and androgen deprivation therapy remains the most effective way to prevent the growth of metastatic prostate cancer (PC). However, complex relationship between serum and prostate tissue androgen levels and the risk of PC is not well understood. In metastatic PC, changes in the androgen biosynthesis pathway during hormone therapy result in increased levels of androgens in cancer tissue and contribute to continued androgen receptor (AR) signalling. It is possible that similar changes occur in normal pr...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 9, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Birth Control Pills, Hormone Therapy, and Lung Cancer Risk
We've known for some time that there is a link between estrogen and lung cancer. But what kind of link (or links) that estrogen containing medications such as birth control pills (oral contraceptives or OC's) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), have on lung cancer risk has been a matter of discussion and debate....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - September 7, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study Identifies Women Who May Be Less Prone to Breast Cancer with Hormone Therapy (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Black women, obese women, and those with less dense breasts may use hormone therapy (HT) "with minimal excess breast cancer risk," researchers conclude in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.Using … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 4, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'I am Chelsea Manning,' says jailed soldier formerly known as Bradley
Manning says she plans to undergo hormone therapy as soon as possible and wishes to be referred to by female pronounsThe US soldier who was sentenced as Bradley Manning on Wednesday plans to undergo hormone therapy and has asked to be recognised as a woman.In a statement on Thursday Manning said she would like to be known as Chelsea E Manning and be referred to by female pronouns."As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me," she wrote."I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Adam Gabbatt Tags: Psychology theguardian.com United States World news Editorial Gender Bradley Manning Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy: All We Have to Fear Is Fear ItselfHormone Therapy: All We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself
Dr. Andrew Kaunitz explains why clinicians and women have been confused regarding the findings of the WHI Hormone Therapy clinical trials. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Hormonal Acne: A Paradigm Shift in the Management of AcneHormonal Acne: A Paradigm Shift in the Management of Acne
Excess androgen is often associated with acne. Is hormonal therapy a valid treatment option when acne is not responding to conventional therapy? Expert Review of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 30, 2013 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Ups Kidney Cancer Risk
The therapy called androgen deprivation therapy aims at reducing the androgen hormones that are known to accelerate prostate cancer.07/29/2013 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 29, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aromasin - Breast Cancer Adjuvant Hormone Therapy
Aromasin is given to female breast cancer patients to lower estrogen levels and prevent recurrence of breast cancer. Many breast tumors are fueled by estrogen. If breast cancer cells are present in your system, they have much less chance to grow, if they can’t get any estrogen. Read about the differences between tamoxifen and Aromasin. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - July 25, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
Title: Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 19, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients
For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hysterectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer hormonal therapy tied to kidney risks
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who are treated for prostate cancer with hormone-targeted therapy have a higher risk of developing kidney problems, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Hormonal Therapy Tied to Kidney Risks
Men who are treated for prostate cancer with hormone-targeted therapy have a higher risk of developing kidney problems, a new study suggests.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Diseases, Prostate Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overview of Breast Cancer Treatment Options
After your breast cancer has been diagnosed, your healthcare team will recommend treatment. There are five standard treatment options for breast cancer: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted biologic, and hormonal therapy. Learn about each one, and how a decision on which is right for you is made. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - July 2, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Coffee Has a New Perk
Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence in patients who are also taking the hormonal therapy drug Tamoxifen. (Source: Breast Cancer Chronicles)
Source: Breast Cancer Chronicles - June 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Lillie Shockney, R.N., M.A.S. Source Type: news

Hormone therapy, calcium may lower fracture risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking a combination of hormone therapy and calcium and vitamin D tablets after menopause were less likely to fracture their hip than those not taking hormones or supplements, in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hormone therapy in the 50s not linked to memory loss
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause - typically around age 50 - doesn't hurt or help brain function, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in the 50s not Linked to Memory Loss
Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause - typically around age 50 - doesn't hurt or help brain function, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit from Extra Calcium, Vitamin D
Study found hip fracture rate was 57 percent lower in those also taking supplements Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Sustained Benefit, Risk To Cognitive Function Of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Prescribed To Women Ages 50 To 55 Years
Postmenopausal hormone therapy with conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) was not associated with overall sustained benefit or risk to cognitive function when given to women ages 50 to 55 years, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS) demonstrated that postmenopausal hormone therapy with CEEs, when prescribed to women 65 years and older, caused deficits in global and domainspecific cognitive functioning... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT Not Linked To Cognitive Problems In Women 50 To 55
Postmenopausal women ages 50 to 55 taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will not experience memory problems or declines in their cognitive abilities, according to new research. The study showed that postmenopausal hormone therapy with conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) is not linked to overall sustained benefit or risk to cognitive function in women of this age group. The therapy consists of a synthetic mixture of estrogen and is used to treat the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin D
Title: Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin DCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/26/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 26, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in Younger Postmenopausal Women Does Not Impair Cognitive Function (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Hormone therapy with estrogen-based regimens does not affect long-term cognitive function when prescribed to younger postmenopausal women, according to an analysis from the Women's … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 26, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Neutral Effect of Hormones on Cognition in Younger Women Neutral Effect of Hormones on Cognition in Younger Women
New data from WHIMSY suggest that there is no sustained benefit or risk to cognitive function of using hormone therapy in women aged 50 to 55 years. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study examines benefits, risks to cognitive function of HRT for women ages 50 to 55 years
(The JAMA Network Journals) Postmenopausal hormone therapy with conjugated equine estrogens was not associated with overall sustained benefit or risk to cognitive function when given to women ages 50 to 55 years, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Top 10 Ways To Cope With Hot Flashes
Treatments for breast cancer lowers your estrogen levels, and that causes hot flashes. It's the sensation of having a personal summer heat wave, and can include flushed face and upper body, sweating, and pounding heartbeat. Hormone therapy can help, but is not recommended for women who are at risk for breast cancer. Here are 10 ways to cope with hot flashes, without using hormonal treatments. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - June 23, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Sex Change Hormonal Therapy Deemed Safe
Study of transsexuals finds short-term use of the treatment is effective (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - June 20, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nursing, Reproductive Medicine, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Sex Change Hormonal Therapy Deemed Safe
Study of transsexuals finds short-term use of the treatment is effectiveSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Hormones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormonal Therapy For Transsexualism Safe And Effective
Hormonal therapy for transsexual patients is safe and effective, a multicenter European study indicates. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Transsexual individuals who seek treatment may feel as though they were born the wrong gender. Surgical and hormonal therapies are available to help these people change their external characteristics to match their internal image of themselves. Hormonal therapy involves large doses of male or female sex hormones, which has led to concern about its health effects... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Hormonal therapy for transsexualism safe and effective (EurekAlert, 18 June 2013)
A multicentre European study presented at ENDO 2013 assesses side-effects and anthropometric variables in 45 transsexual men and 42 transsexual women undergoing gender reassignment with hormonal therapy. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ASCO: Yoga Reduces Insomnia in Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Hormone Therapy
The use of a yoga program helped to reduce symptoms of insomnia among women with breast cancer undergoing hormonal therapy, and also resulted in an improved quality of life, according to new data presented at ASCO. (Source: Cancer Network)
Source: Cancer Network - June 18, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormonal therapy for transsexualism safe and effective
(The Endocrine Society) Hormonal therapy for transsexual patients is safe and effective, a multicenter European study indicates. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hormone therapy to halt puberty safe, effective in transgender adolescents (Endocrine Today, 15 June 2013)
A study from the Netherlands presented at ENDO 2013 assesses metabolism, growth and bone health in 127 adolescent patients with gender dysphoria who received gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs to block puberty, and later opted to receive cross-sex hormones. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 17, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tamoxifen - Hormone Therapy to Prevent Breast...
Tamoxifen is an estrogen suppressor, which helps lower the risk that breast cancer will return and improves survival rates. If you have been diagnosed with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, tamoxifen may be used as part of your follow-up treatment. Weighing the risks and benefits of taking tamoxifen may seem tricky, but most doctors agree that the benefits are much greater than the risks. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - June 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Hormone therapy for endometrial cancer targets connective tissue, not tumor cells
In this study, we found that all of the progesterone anti-tumor effects are in fact mediated through the stroma, even though it makes up a minor fraction of the tumor. I believe these exciting findings are going to surprise the clinical community and change the way people look at patterns of hormone-receptor expression in endometrial tumors."   The results of the three-year study, done using a specially developed laboratory model created by Memarzadeh's team that closely mimics human endometrial cancer, appear in the early online edition of Cancer Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Association for ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hot Flashes and Hormone Therapy for Prostate...
Hot flashes are a common side effect of hormone therapy for prostate cancer. Learn more about hot flashes and hormone therapy for prostate cancer as well as potential treatments for this side effect. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 10, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Compare The Cost And Effectiveness of Tamoxifen...
Tamoxifen and Arimidex are two hormone therapy drugs that are important to prevent recurrence of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. Compare the cost and effectiveness of Tamoxifen and Arimidex, and get some tips on saving your money. Don't skip taking Tamoxifen or Arimidex if you had hormone-sensitive breast cancer. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Hormone therapy is one of the primary treatment options available today for prostate cancer. What should you know about hormone therapy for prostate cancer? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction and Hormone Therapy for...
Sexual dysfunction and hormone therapy for prostate cancer are closely linked. Learn more. (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy vs. Chemotherapy for Advanced...
Hormone therapy and chemotherapy are two types of treatment that men with advanced prostate cancer often consider. So what should you know about hormone therapy and chemotherapy for prostate cancer? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news