Breast Cancer Survivor?
Question: from Rose
I'm a 44 year old. 3-time breast cancer survivor. Currently on Femara, which has increased my cholesterol level. Current level is 281. HDL 75. LDL 190. Trigly. 81. My first cancer was highly estrogen positive. Docs want to start Zocor. Is your product safe for me to take given the estrogen? I've had a total hysterectomy. I'm also on Zometa.
Answer: from Warren
Firstly, in my opinion you don't need to take Zocor. You have enough issues without adding to them further by taking a statin. Sure your cholesterol is quite high but your HDL is very high which offsets the LDL. Also, your triglycerides are very low so any heart issues you may have will are unlikely to be due to cholesterol alone. However, you could quite safely take our Lipi-Rite for a few months if you would like to improve the balance a bit further
If you take our Total Balance as well, (which I would recommend) only take the Unisex version given your high estrogen levels. I would also suggest that you take our new Omega 3 / QH Premium which will be excellent for your heart health.
I have serious reservations about the medication you are on as your hormones are likely to be seriously out of 'whack' which possibly contributed to your breast cancer in the first place. Have any of the Doctors suggested giving you bio-identical progesterone to help offset the excessive estrogen? This is crucial.
May I suggest a couple of books for you to read.
One is "Ageless" by Suzanne Somers and the other is "Stay Young and Sexy" with Bio-identical hormones by Jonathan V. Wright.
These books will really give you another perspective on your treatment and if you act on the knowledge that is contained within them it may well be the best thing that could happen in correcting your health