13 years on bio-identical hormones

by Lucille
(Elgin, Il USA)

I am 63 years old and was just diagnosed with a class 1 endometrial cancer. Sept 09 I switched from using estriol rub on to the vaginal estriol.

My progesterone was switched from oral 50 mg to rub on cream. My question is this... "Could the vaginal estriol be the cause of the cancer, or was the progesterone to weak to protect?"

Please advise your thoughts!

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Jan 28, 2010
13 years on bio-identical hormones
by: Wray

Hi Lucille. It's most unusual to hear of estriol as causing cancer, it's generally regarded as the only oestrogen which does not cause cancer! I'm of the opinion that none of us need more oestrogen, in any form. We get far too much already from the environment, please see this excellent web site.

There are over 90 oestrogen mimics, in our food, air, water and the skin 'care' we use. The progesterone you were given was too low a dose, plus most of it was destroyed as it passed through your gut and liver. Oral progesterone is the least effective means of delivery. Please see this paper. And this one.

Injections, suppositories or creams are the best routes. The dose should be between 100-200mg/day if using a cream. You don't mention the strength of the one you are using, but do try to get somewhere around the amount I've given above. Re the cancer, please look at this web page as it should reassure you about using progesterone.

Glutathione levels are always low in cancer, so it would be a good idea to boost the level by taking the precursor amino acids of glutathione: 5000mg/day of N-acetyl cysteine, 3000mg/day glycine and 8000mg/day glutamine. Please also add 5000mg/day taurine, also vital for cancer and boosting the immune system. Vitamin D is always low as well, it's advisable to have a test, but you should take about 10,000IU's/day to boost levels. Please see this website. Take care, Wray

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