Tip 211: Here is a simple blood test to determine your breast cancer risk.
Ask your doctor for a 2-OH to 16-OH blood test. Here is why:
“In a study of 10,786 women it was found that the ratio of 2-OH to 16-OH estrone was a very sensitive indicator of breast cancer risk. The higher the ratio of 2:16 OH, the lower the incidence of breast cancer.” Epidemiology
“The 2:16 OHE ratio (2-hydroxyestrone/16-alpha-hydroxyestrone) in women at high risk for breast cancer was similar to that observed in the breast cancer group (1.76 +/- 2.33 versus 1.29 +/- 0.80) and lower than in controls (2.47 +/- 1.14; P = 0.00). “
Im et al., Urinary estrogen metabolites in women at high risk for breast cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2009 Sep;30(9):1532-5. Epub 2009 Jun 5.
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