5
Jun

Breast Cancer Treatment May No Longer Include Chemotherapy For Some

Women with breast cancer must not only deal with the challenges of a potentially life-threatening disease; they also have to face the challenges of breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is an essential mainstay for many who require breast cancer treatment, but it causes side effects that are at best unpleasant and at worst, toxic. And in …

6
May

New BRCA Genetic Test for Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Risks and Benefits

Do you have a strong family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer? Are you thinking of doing a BRCA genetic test to find out if your genes put you at increased risk for those cancers? Would you visit your doctor or healthcare provider to get tested, or would you do as an increasing number …

3
Oct

Breast Cancer Prevention – 5 Essential Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women are marching around the country to bring awareness and to raise money for breast cancer prevention. It’s no wonder. Breast cancer is scary and with good reason. It can be a lethal disease, the treatment can change a woman’s body, and screening is uncomfortable.   But there is …

29
Sep

Hereditary Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

This month is very a big one in women’s health.   First of all, it is National Menopause Awareness Month. The second is that it is National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week. So, I thought it would be good to discuss a topic that gets too little attention – the inherited potential risk …

1
Jul

When Does Early Menopause Happen? It May Be Sooner Than You Think!

When do you think menopause happens? One common myth that I hear all the time is that menopause happens when you’re older. If you think that menopause happens when you’re older you may may be surprised that the mean age of menopause is 51 years, and the range is 46 to 55. But five to …

20
Apr

Angelina Jolie, Menopause, Estrogen and Breast Cancer

In this post, I would like to share my thoughts on some important points related to Angelina Jolie, estrogen and breast cancer that are impactful yet have been largely overlooked by most of the coverage. As you likely know, about two years ago Angelina Jolie, who has the BReast CAncer  (BRCA1) gene and a strong …

25
Sep

11 Health Optimizers to Fine Tune Your Body: Part II

No one wants to go to the doctor. It takes time, it is not pleasant, and sometimes the procedures can be painful, but the benefits outweigh the negatives. Last time I shared with you some exams and measurements to keep you health. Today I’d like to share with you part two of my health optimizers …

24
Jun

Testing For Genetic Causes of Cancer – Should You Be Tested?

At this year’s Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology I interviewed Dr. Noah Kauff, Director of Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to discuss who should receive genetic cancer screening for My Menopause Magazine. I know you will find this information helpful. Dr. Mache Seibel: Which women …

21
May

Do you have a BRCA gene mutation? P.S. The risk is not just breast and ovarian cancer!

Hi Folks, Today, I want to cover something that is very important to me. This week, BRCA gene mutation has been a hot topic in the news. As most of you know, Angelina Jolie made the difficult decision to get a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Jolie did a great …