New study firmly ties hormone use to breast cancer

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Taking menopause hormones for five years doubles the risk for breast cancer, according to a new analysis of a big federal study that reveals the most dramatic evidence yet of the dangers of these still-popular ...
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Terese

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Dec 14, 2008
 
My doctor prescribed estrogen to help alleviate pre-menopausal symptoms, but MOSTLY, as a protection against heart disease, because of my family history. At the time, estrogen was being marketed for menopause as well as helping to prevent heart disease in women.

After 10 years, a malignant tumor was discovered in my left breast. Luckily, since I had regular mammograms, the lesion was under 1 cm when it showed up on my mammogram. Nonetheless, I needed surgery and weeks of radiation and continue with follow-up lab tests. As a cancer survivor, my life has been changed forever.

I feel I was tricked by the pharmaceutical marketers who marketed this drug as a prevenative for heart disease, which has proven to be completely untrue! I am the only person in my entire family that had cancer.

Wyeth turned my healthy body in a host for cancer, endangered my life and scarred me forever both physically and emotionaly.
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Jan 9, 2009
 
Hi Terese-
I had breast cancer surgery this summer, with radiation and now tamoxifen. Terese, write to Senator Charles Grassley, 135 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC. Tell him what has happened to you. I did. He has damaging evidence against Wyeth and is willing to take action against them.
Carol Foe
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Jan 17, 2009
 
what ever happens to all the news like the letters to Senator Grassley and the ghost writers,do they get investigated or do they just go away
Gail Perry

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Jan 17, 2009
 
Cheryl, no one is going to investigate based on a letter. What do you want them to investigate? If this senator is "willing to take action," why isn't he?

Actually, the fact that researchers use "ghost writers" is not necessarily a bad thing. They haven't been charged with faking statistics. They've used professional writers. Professional writers may be able to present the information better than someone who isn't a strong writer.

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Feb 12, 2009
 
Gail-

The only way that we can be heard effectively is to write letters. Doing nothing will not help. Any pressure that can be put on Wyeth would be welcome. Senator Grassley is interested in finding a way to investigate just what type of marketing strategy Wyeth used and whether it was deceptive or not.

We have the right to be heard and to ask Congress to help and to strenghten the oversight of the FDA when they evaluate drugs and to investitage when we believe we have been injured. Not exercising this right only makes are governing system weak.

Carol Foe
Gail Perry

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Feb 12, 2009
 
If Senator Grassley is concerned, he sohould not delay.

Personally I was always opposed to HRT. It just never made sense to me to "mess with Mother Nature" to that extent. Menopause is a completely normal event.
Zophai

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Sep 15, 2013
 
have been researching for months and reading reviews for each pharmacy and finally decided to take the plunge and order from one. After coming to the conclusion http://goo.gl/bLFWQG seemed the most safest and had the best feedback I ordered my pills. Was very apprehensive at first due to cc fraud, ell and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase againspam and being generally ripped off (have not received one spam email and no cc fraud) order process and checkout was simple.
placed my order on my debit card and was charged straight away and received confirmation email immediately. choose the speedy del trackable and was advised del would be 7-9 days and order was placed on the 08/01. was just about to email them today to chase up as now 15 days but behold package had been posted through my door. packaging seems as shown on webiste. apart from small delay on advertised shipping time i have been generally please with the pharmacy.
wont be taking the pills for another few weeks yet but all going well and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase again from them.
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Sep 24, 2013
 
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

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