Cancer and Premature Menopause

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A New Drug  May Help Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Avoid Premature Menopause And Preserve Their Ability To Have Children

A study, presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, showed that women who received AstraZeneca PLC’s drug goserelin along with chemotherapy were 64 percent less likely to develop premature menopause than women who had chemotherapy alone. They were also more likely to have successful pregnancies, and the treatment appeared to improve survival. The study has only included women with hormone-receptor-negative cancer.

10 Years Of Hormones For Breast Cancer According To The American Society Of Clinical Oncology

All women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer should have the option to continue adjuvant hormonal therapy for as long as 10 years, according to an updated guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Increase In Number Of Total Knee Replacement Surgeries, Especially In Younger Adults, Linked to Obesity

The number of total knee replacement surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of the higher demand for knee replacements, with younger patients affected to a greater degree.

How To Erase A Memory – And Restore It: Researchers Reactivate Memories In Rats

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine , published in the June 1 journal Nature, a study that shows the ability to selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain at frequencies that are known to weaken and strengthen the connections between nerve cells, called synapses.

Decoding How The Brain Miswires, Possibly Causing ADHD

Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain’s reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They say findings from their study, published online today in Neuron, may increase the understanding of underlying causes of ADHD, potentially facilitating the development of more individualized treatment strategies.

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • Always good info..i am sharing and tweeting.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks, Carol!

  • Interesting about erasing and restoring some if our memories. I’d like to RESTORE more if possible. I need all the help I can get!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      I hear ya, sister!

  • Jenny

    I used to use Premarin, but have recently been reading about natural, non prescription bioidentical hormones. I was told to look up the author “Corinne Peachment.” Do you know anything about her work? Thanks!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Jenny, it is best to use bioidentical HRT. Premarin is not bioidentical. I have lots of good information on my website that you can read about HRT. Be sure you are going to a menopause specialist. If you don’t have a good specialist use my website to help you find one! I am not familiar with Corinne Peachment.