Breast Cancer Survivor Chooses Hormone Replacement
Article By: Dr. Fred Bloem
One of my patients wrote the following:
“I am a 42 year old breast cancer survivor, and I have been struggling with hormonal imbalance and weight issues since completing chemotherapy and to top it all off a hysterectomy over a year ago. I have been searching for a solution other than pharmaceuticals to just feel healthy and alive again after many years of suffering. I have been seeing Dr. Bloem for about a month and I have never felt better. I wish I had met Dr. Bloem 5 years ago.”
Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer often feel like they are stuck between a rock and hard place. Even though there is no evidence that there is any relationship between bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and the development of any kind of cancer, many doctors believe that hormones should be avoided if a patient has been diagnosed with cancer.
Although conventional cancer specialists routinely recommend surgically removing the tumor, infusing the body with toxic chemicals and therapies that have anti-hormonal effects, increasing numbers of patients have started to question these treatment strategies. One the one hand we know that patients have survived such therapies, but we also know that many have suffered severe adverse reactions, including death. Many who undergo and survive such therapies experience a symptoms of hormone deficiency, causing a dramatically reduced quality of life.
That is why women like this patient choose bioidentical hormonal replacement therapy. This woman is on the Wiley Protocol®, a rhythmically dosed, bioidentical hormone replacement regimen. The results are often life changing, causing symptoms such as depression, dry skin, hair loss, low libido to improve significantly or to resolve completely.
Dr. Fred Bloem has a holistic and integrative medical practice in Olney, Maryland. He specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement, nutritional therapies, the HCG Diet Protocol for treatment of obesity, NeuroModulation Technique. In addition, he offers raw and living food instruction and maggot debridement therapy for wound healing.