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An Integrative Approach to Breast Cancer
October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
There seems to be an increase incidence of premenopausal breast cancer in the United States. Traditionally, HRT has been blamed as a causative factor and also genetics with BRAC 1 and 2. However, these premenopausal patients are not on hormone therapy and many are negative for BRAC genes. Dr. Tara Scott hypothesizes there are other single nucleotide pleomorphisms (SNPs) which put a patient at increased risk of breast cancer, namely MTHFR 677, MTHFR 1298, and COMT.
MTHFR and COMT genes are involved in methylation processes in the body. This process is a large component of Phase 2 detoxification, especially for estrogen. Dr. Scott’s theory is that patients with SNPs in MTHFR and COMT have an impaired ability to get rid of estrogens and thus have an accumulation or back up of Estrone or the toxic metabolite 4-OH Estrone which can increase the risk of breast cancer. As a result, there is an imbalance in the hormones which causes hyperplasia (estrogens), regulation, and apoptosis (progesterone) in the breast.
In this webinar, Dr. Scott will:
1. Review Estrogen detoxification and discuss epigenetic modulation of the enzymes involved
2. Discuss genomics and methylation
3. Demonstrate which SNPs are possibly involved with breast cancer risk
4. Provide a literature search on articles already published about methylation and breast cancer risk
5. Present a case study where identifying methylation defects and epigenetic modulation was effective at decreasing harmful 4 OH estrone metabolites.
Meet Tara Scott, MD, FACOG, FAAFM, ABOIM, CNMP A.KA. The Hormone Guru, Integrative Gynecologist
Dr Scott has been in front of an audience since she was the president of speech team in high school. This evolved into educating the community on hormone therapy, having taught doctors in five continents about an integrative approach. She lectures around the community to raise awareness about wellness and preventative health for patients.
Having watched people suffer for years with little relief after many visits to multiple healthcare providers, Dr. Scott knows how exhausting this can be. She has lived it as a patient and seen the benefit of finding answers to the core issues. Speaking helps her reach more people in less time, helping them conquer chronic health issues. Dr. Scott’s humor and analogies make complex health concepts easy for the audience to understand and put into action to enjoy optimal health.