Thyroid disorders and Breast Cancer…is there a link?

For many years doctors and researchers have noticed that women with hypothyroidism (an under active thyroid) are at increased risk for Breast Cancer.

Dr. James Howenstine, in his article Thyroid Hormone Therapy Appears To Cause Breast Cancer, notes that women taking thyroid hormone appear to be twice (12.1%) as likely to develop breast cancer as women not using thyroid hormone (6.2%).  Women who had taken thyroid hormone for 15 years had a 19.5% incidence of breast cancer whereas women who have only taken thyroid hormone for 5 years had only a 10% incidence of breast cancer.

Medical journalist Zosia Chustecka  in her article, Breast Cancer Patients May Have Subtle Thyroid Dysfunction, and Chris Woollams  in his article, Is synthetic thyroid hormone behind your cancer?, provide valuable insight and clinical outcomes to further support this link. 

Mammography is ‘terribly imperfect,’ though recommended

As women approach the “hill” and going over at 40, they are also faced with a lingering question.  Should I get a mammogram?  Liz Szabo of USA TODAY (online) educates us in this interesting article about how misinformed women are about breast health and the need for mammograms.  For more information click Mammography or follow this link:

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/medical/breastcancer/story/2011-10-09/Mammography-is-terribly-imperfect-though-recommended/50713316/1

Our site is up and running!

Our first blog will be up and running shortly.  The site is almost complete.  Patient forms are available for download.  You can contact us with questions or appointment requests directly from the website.  Infrared imaging studies are available.  Please take the opportunity to view and enjoy the trailer for Pink Ribbons.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has been hijacked by a shiny, pink story of success.