Black Cohosh Supplements Apache Junction AZ

Because of its powerful ability to lessen menopausal symptoms, some researchers used to believe black cohosh contained chemical compounds with estrogen-like activity. However, several well-conducted laboratory and clinical studies thoroughly disproved this notion.

John Douglas Hoffman, MD
(479) 484-4707
1840 W Apache Trl
Apache Junction, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1971

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Drs. Goodman \x26 Partridge, OB/GYN, 10238 E. Hampton Ave.
Mesa, AZ
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Dr.Gregory D. Layton
(480) 644-1001
Drs. Goodman \x26 Partridge, OB/GYN, 10238 E. Hampton Ave.
Mesa, AZ
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Shelly R Messer, MD
(480) 854-2676
6239 E Brown Rd Bldg 2
Mesa, AZ
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Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1996

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Kenneth Clayton Jr, DO
6024 E McKellips Rd Ste 4-301
Mesa, AZ
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Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1997

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Julie R Radca Vieta, DO
Mesa, AZ
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Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1999

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Perry E Prather, MD FACS
715 S Arrowwood Way
Mesa, AZ
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Medical School: Northwestern
Graduation Year: 1946

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Carol Lynn Brokschmidt, MD
(520) 795-9911
Mesa, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jerry Arthur Jones, MD
(480) 840-3002
16349 E Via de Arboles
Gilbert, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Alan Jones, MD
(480) 840-3002
16349 E Via de Arboles
Gilbert, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1982

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Black Cohosh, Hot Flashes, and Breast Cancer

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I’ve been on the drug tamoxifen since recovering from breast cancer. Black cohosh helps keep the drug-induced hot flashes at bay, but my doctor says the herb could increase my risk of cancer recurrence. Is this true?

The published research on black cohosh directly contradicts your doctor’s opinion. In fact, the vast majority of medical studies on this herb indicate that it is safe and beneficial for women who have had breast cancer. Thousands of women throughout Europe and North America have successfully used standardized extracts of black cohosh for relief from hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause. No link has ever been found between taking the herb and the worsening or recurrence of breast cancer, which is not surprising news, considering how the herb works.

Because of its powerful ability to lessen menopausal symptoms, some researchers used to believe black cohosh contained chemical compounds with estrogen-like activity. However, several well-conducted laboratory and clinical studies thoroughly disproved this notion. In fact, test tube research has shown that black cohosh can actually inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. In addition, taking black cohosh extract has not been found to change the body’s levels of estrogen or any other hormones.

A 2003 study of premenopausal breast cancer survivors in Caracas, Venezuela, compared the use of tamoxifen for five years with or without 12 months of black cohosh extract, and researchers found that the combination significantly reduced the frequency and severity of tamoxifen-induced hot flashes. In addition, the researchers found no evidence that the herb interfered with the beneficial effects of the drug. After considering all this, I don’t see any reason to discontinue black cohosh extract.

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