Category Archives: Cancer

J&J slowly removing their toxins

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced Wednesday that it will continue their efforts to remove two toxic chemicals form its baby products.  J&J recently removed these two chemicals- 1,4-dioxane- a known carcinogen, and quaternium-15, a chemical known to release formaldehyde, from several countries, including the U.K., Scandinavia and South Africa. But these toxic chemicals are still […]

Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer?

A World Health Organization panel has concluded that cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic” and has put cell phones in the same risk category as DDT, engine exhaust, and lead.  We need to take cell phone radiation more seriously. I’m going to start by being more diligent about keeping my cell away from head. My ear […]

Antidepressants and Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer- With a Big Pharm Financial Twist

A recent article suggests that antidepressants (especially SSRIs like Prozac, Lexapro and Zoloft) may increase risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  This risk seems to be more of a concern with short-term and/or low dose SSRI use.  This is a significant finding and raises some questions that need to be researched such as, is it […]

Synthetic Hormone Replacement and Increased Breast Cancer- No New Surprises

Many people have been asking me about the recent report claiming hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer growth. This report (results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)) is not really telling us anything new. We know that premarin (estrogen derived from pregnant horses) and provera (a progestin- or synthetic progesterone) cause increased rates of breast […]

PAP Smear Screening Guidelines Have Changed

Mammograms are not the only women’s screening test to have its recommended guidelines changed (although it has received most of the press).  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has updated their PAP smear testing guidelines as well. (I should clarify that it was the US Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) that recommended against ACOG’s […]