Subcutaneous testosterone pellet every three to four months can also prevent the recurrence of breast cancer.
There are numerous delivery methods for testosterone replacement for women. These methods include oral, sublingual (under the tongue), vaginal tablets and pills, transdermal cream and gels, but at BioBalance Dr. Maupin only prescribes long acting bio-identical testosterone pellets. T Pellets are inserted in the fat of the hip, which creates a long lasting, on demand reservoir that provides a woman’s body with a daily dose of testosterone. Testosterone pellets are replaced every three to four months for women, and are the most effective testosterone replacement available, with the best health profile for anti-aging. Several studies have confirmed what we have witnessed, that testosterone as pellets reduces the occurrence of initial breast cancer in women. Even more exciting is that T pellets prevent the recurrence of breast cancer.
Dr. Maupin follows the research of Dr. Rebecca Glaser who researches the benefit of testosterone pellets in the health of aging women. Dr Glaser has written many articles about testosterone pellets and breast cancer, and one of the articles published in the medical journal Maturitas 76, in 2013 focuses on the findings that there are many studies documenting that testosterone for women is protective for the breast and that testosterone therapy treats many symptoms of hormone deficiency in both pre and postmenopausal patients.
After studying these many studies, Dr Glaser designed a study to focus on the incidence of breast cancer in women treated with testosterone pellets alone without estrogen therapy. The women in the study were divided into two groups, those treated either with testosterone pellets alone or those who were given testosterone pellets combined with anastrozole, a medication that prevents the conversion of testosterone into estrogens.
“The study followed a group of women from 2008 to 2013 and found that Testosterone pellets and or Testosterone/anastrozole pellets delivered subcutaneously in women, reduced the incidence of breast cancer in both pre and postmenopausal women. The evidence supports that belief that breast cancer is preventable by using testosterone pellets which inherently maintain a high Testosterone to estrogen ratio. The addition of Anastrozole (Arimidex) to the pellet improved the T:E ratio even more than T pellets alone.
“The women in this study were self- referred or referred by their physicians. They presented with symptoms of relative testosterone deficiency, including hot flashes, sweating, sleep disturbance, heart discomfort, depressive mood, irritability, anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, fatigue, memory loss, menstrual or migraine headaches, vaginal dryness, sexual problems, urinary symptoms including incontinence, musculoskeletal pain and bone loss.”
“The testosterone pellets these women received were composed of non-micronized USP testosterone plus stearic acid or non-micronized USP Testosterone plus stearic acid and USP anastrozole, compressed with 2000 pounds of pressure using a standard sized pellet mold, and pressed into 3.1 mm cylinders.” These pellets are created by a compounding pharmacy. A doctor prescribes them, and they are created and dosed individually for you and delivered to your physician’s office. This is the same process used by Drs.’ Maupin and Sullivan at BioBalance Health.
Women who were treated with testosterone pellets who were premenopausal, had symptoms of excess estrogen including migraine headaches, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, breast pain or severe PMS, also benefited from the low dose of testosterone (equivalent to 1mg of T daily) delivered subcutaneously.
Menopausal women who have estrogen receptor positive breast cancers have many severe symptoms of menopause and low T which they cannot treat by taking estrogen replacement. Testosterone fills the breech and lessens hot flashes, treats lack of libido, fatigue, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, loss of strength, muscle mass and stamina, fat gain, migraines, and anxiety depression. In addition, we now know that for those women who have estrogen receptor positive breast cancer they can now live a normal life by taking testosterone pellets and decrease the risk of recurrence of their breast cancer as well.
“These outcomes indicate a beneficial effect of T pellets and Testosterone + Anastrozole pellets on the breast, were not unexpected. There is sufficient biological and clinical data indicating that androgens(testosterone) have a protective role in breast tissue. Although, some epidemiological studies show an association between increased serum androgen levels and higher breast cancer incidence, those specifically measuring only testosterone (from the ovary) do not. The negative studies also do not address the known insulin-inflammation-cancer connection which would contribute to an increased cancer risk. “
The information from these studies and the experience from 18 years at BioBalance Health support the use of Testosterone in pellet form, and Testosterone with Anastrozole pellets to help women avoid the occurrence of breast cancer and help those who have experienced breast cancers in the past to avoid any recurrence.
This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com.