Estrogen Metabolism: Are We Assessing It Properly?

Description

Are you doing all you can to assess your patient's individual risk for a hormone-related cancer, such as breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men?

Estrogen-metabolism assessment should be an essential part of a comprehensive preventive or functional health program, regardless of whether the patient is male or female. Each patient's individual differences, including genetic as well as environmental factors, can affect potential risk. Optimizing estrogen metabolism includes supporting both phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification pathways, with particular attention to single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that may be present. In addition, xenoestrogens and toxin exposure will affect the metabolism of estrogen.

The literature supports using estrogen metabolism assessment and optimization as part of a cancer prevention program. Are you doing all you can to assess your patient's individual risk? If not, join us for this informative LIVEGDX presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the role of estrogen metabolism in the evaluation of hormone-related cancer risk
  • Learn what environmental and lifestyle factors may affect estrogen detoxification
  • Introduce therapeutic options focusing on improved estrogen metabolism

Keywords: estrogen metabolism – breast cancer – prostate cancer

Filomena Trindade, MD MPHFilomena Trindade, MD MPH

Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH is an international sought after speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a master's program through the University of South Florida) as well as for the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).

After obtaining her BA degree in Biology she went on to finish a master's in Public Health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 16 years.

Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine she was the medical director of a non-profit organization that catered to the under-served. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the USA, Latin America and Europe.

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