Monday, February 21, 2011

Buyer Beware-Pending Cancer Risk

A whole page of disclaimers for a vaginal cream is disturbing.
Surely there must be something with no death risks involved.

Recently I came across this "important information" regarding a cream for women who experience "dryness"

"estrogens increase the chances of getting cancer of the uterus.
Report any unusual bleeding right away...may be a warning sign of cancer.. do not use estrogen with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, stroked or dementia. Using estrogens with or without progestines may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, and blood clots. ....may increase your risk of dementia, ..."

I'm surprised this stuff could be on the market, given the risks of serious, even fatal side effects. I have several friends who treated menopausal symptoms with estrogen based prescriptions. They got breast cancer, underwent surgery, including reconstruction.

Seems like we could learn to treat symptoms like "dryness" with natural, non threatening products.

I know. These possible side effects are not that common. "The most commonly reported side effects include vaginal discomfort or pain, breast pain, vaginitis and itching."

Does that sound like fun?

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