To put the risk into numbers, if 10, women took EPT for a year, it would result in up to about 8 more cases of breast cancer per year than if they had not taken hormone therapy (HT). Taking EPT is also linked to increased breast density (as seen on a mammogram). Increased breast density can make it harder to find breast cancer on a mammogram. • To lower your risk of breast cancer, use bio-identical progesterone cream. • If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, decrease cell proliferation with progesterone. • Progesterone levels at the time of breast cancer surgery affect survival rates.
It is Dr. John Lee's contention that progesterone prevents breast cancer, and if you already have breast cancer progesterone protects you against reoccurrence or late metastases. In his medical practice he treated many women who had had mastectomies.