The prevalence of cancer has grown over the decades, even though advanced treatments are now available to treat various types of cancers. Over a million people every year are diagnosed with cancer in the US. Breast cancer among women and prostate cancer among men are two of the most common types of cancer.
However, the good news is that these two types of cancer may be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment of hormonal imbalances in both women and men. Safe, poignant, and proven treatments in compounding pharmacy are available to successfully address hormonal imbalances before they lead to more serious problems.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides innovative and advanced compounding solutions to treat hormonal imbalances. Early detection and treatment can decrease the risk of developing breast or prostate cancer. AIP provides customized hormonal treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Cancer Linked with Hormonal Problems
Several research studies have indicated that women who have had multiple pregnancies are at a reduced risk for developing breast cancer. Elevated levels of natural progesterone and estriol during pregnancy are known to protect women against breast cancer. On the other hand, synthetic hormones such as Provera and Premarin, may actually increase the risk of breast cancer in women.
Women above the age of 50, who are experiencing menopause or peri-menopause, are at the highest risk of breast cancer. Progestin and estrogen levels may significantly drop at this stage, as do other cell protective hormones such as melatonin, thyroid, testosterone, estriol and DHEA. The immune system functioning can be compromised when these hormones are produced in low levels, which can increase the risk of cancer occurrence.
Prostate cancer commonly occurs in men after the age of 65. The levels of testosterone and progesterone hormone levels drop as men age, while estrogen levels rise. Typically high levels of testosterone found in younger men indicate why prostate cancer is rare in that age group. Advanced integrative pharmacy treatments can help to correct the hormonal levels and contribute to reducing the risk of cancer.
Diagnosis of Breast and Prostate Cancers
The most common procedure performed to detect breast cancer is a mammogram. Certain risk factors can put some women at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. In these cases, an MRI test may be performed in addition to a mammogram.
Prostate cancer screening can be done in two ways. A physician may perform a rectal exam to check for abnormalities in the size or shape of the prostate gland. If the physical exam indicates abnormality, a blood test will be performed to determine the patient’s PSA levels. Abnormally high PSA levels may indicate prostate cancer.
An ultrasound of the area or a biopsy of the prostate may be performed to determine more conclusively whether cancer cells are present in the prostate area. AIP provides both traditional and modern compounding treatments, including online prescription refills, for patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.