Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The market for cancer therapeutics is huge and growing by double-digits annually. This phenomenal growth is fueled especially in the area of biologic drugs. Globally, more than 10 million people are affected by cancer annually, a number that is expected to increase 2.4 percent each year through 2020 up to 14 million. Common cancers include breast, bladder, cervical colon/rectum, esophageal, liver, lung, prostate and stomach cancer,
Among the key trends of current cancer therapies including chemotherapy and biotherapeutics, is hormone therapy. Much research is needed but in a July 9, 2008 http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/hormonal/what_is_it/hormone_role.jsp, we learn some of the details about how estrogen and progesterone play roles in the development of certain breast cancers.
T.S Wiley has long believed that hormone therapy could affect breast cancer, and she touched upon it in her book Sex, Lies, and Menopause. Even now, her co-author Dr. Julie Taguchi, is about ready to publish her report of women who had breast cancer that she has been tracking who have been on the Wiley Protocol bioidentical hormone replacement therapy over the last five years.
Most all of them are in remission.The article details how estrogen sends signals through the hormone receptors that tell breast cancer cells to grow, and when estrogen attaches to the receptors, they grow and multiply. Once breast cancer is removed, the cells are tested to see if they have hormone receptors, and if either estrogen or progesterone receptors are present, a response to hormonal therapy is very possible. The more estrogen or progesterone receptors present on those cells, the more likely that hormonal therapy will work against the particular cancer. If high levels of both estrogen and progesterone receptors are present, an even greater response to hormonal therapy is likely.
Estrogen and progesterone travel through the bloodstream and find their matching receptor sites on both healthy cells and cancer cells. Receptors are protein molecules that rest on the outside or inside of the cells in your body acting like an on–off switch for cell activities. If the right substance comes along that fits into the receptor, much like a key opening a lock, cell activity is unlocked.It seems that many breast cancers are hormone-dependent—which means that estrogen and progesterone stimulate their growth by "turning on" hormone receptors in the cancer cells. Without these hormones, the cancer cells are not stimulated to grow, so they wither up and eventually may die.
Tags: bioidentical hormone therapy, bioidenticals, breast cancer and hormones, meniopause, natural hormones, t.s. wiley, the wiley protocol
Helen's Views: After reading this Health New, I am starting to think about my grand mother. She is a lady who does not have annually check up, no Gynecology test, Breast test but here she is 92!! Till now I never heard complaining about her Menopause! her hormone! her Sex life (well this I don't know how much sex is needing for a 92 years old lady) from hers!!.
My grand mother is a lady who prays every night before go to bed, who mostly laugh and sing, who always under the sun, who does not let the sad ting dwell in her (She also lost my mother and my sister) long, who move around in the yard, who eat mostly Veges and who likes to grown things in the yard too.
I am not menopause yet but my mood is swinging like a bad wind! I am talking to myself from now on, today....I will try to be like a woman who has thick elephant skin and will let it go all the bothering things to me which is a lot! I will act mostly let it go and let it be!!
Well now I am going to release my bad wind at the gym!!