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Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book

By Dr. Susan Love and Karen Lindsay

This book is definitely written from the perspective of a doctor who deals extensively with breast disease. She begins by offering a definition of menopause and then describes the medicalization of it. There is a discussion about prevention of serious diseases such as cardio-vascular and osteoporosis and the risks inherent with this decision as well as instruction on understanding research.

She has a chapter on heart disease, breast cancer and endometrial cancer. She offers information on alternatives to hormone replacement therapy such as acupuncture and herbs. One of her closing chapters is a menu of options and another is a pair of questionnaires that lead to decision making about these options. The book concludes with several appendices containing how-to-find information.

About the authors:

Dr. Love is a breast surgeon and adjunct associate professor of clinical surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles and director of the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Institute. She was a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Women's Health Initiative.

Karen Lindsey is also the co-author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book. She teaches writing at Emerson College and women's studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

 

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