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When our team came across a recent Los Angeles Times Article entitled, “Once and for all: Hormone replacement is good for women” we were very intrigued. What we learned from this game-changing article brought us into a collaboration with like-minded leaders in the healthcare field who understand the importance of our innovative research that empowers women to make the best decisions possible for their long-term health.
We feel lucky to be joining forces with Dr. Avrum Bluming and Dr. Carol Tavris, authors of the Los Angeles Times article referenced above and the book, “Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives – Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer” to amplify the message that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is safe, effective, and beneficial for most women. In their book, Dr. Bluming, a medical oncologist, and Dr. Tavris, a social psychologist, investigate the complex history of HRT and paint a fuller picture of the science that supports it. Through meticulously researched case studies, Dr. Bluming and Dr. Tavris give the reader scientifically based reasoning to debunk the scary headlines that have put a shadow over the many benefits that HRT offers women as they enter menopause.
For women with the KRAS-variant, the inherited mutation at the heart of our studies, HRT may be of a particular benefit. Declining estrogen levels appear to trigger cancer in women with the KRAS-variant.1 Therefore, we are proponents of HRT as a preventative and a treatment method, considering other risks and benefits.
We recommend that all women read Dr. Bluming and Dr. Travis’ book, in order to educate themselves about the pros and cons of HRT in order to arm yourself with the information to be your own health advocate. We also encourage all women to get tested for the KRAS-variant as well, as this is one more piece of data on the decision regarding HRT. You can find Dr. Bluming and Travis’ book here.
To learn more about getting tested or joining one of our research studies, please go here.