In the article on breast cancer by Annemarie Colbin in September 1999 (WDDTY vol 10 no 6), certain facts were not suitable to the reality in Israel.
In our country, there is massive use of steroid hormones. Various inflammations and painful joints are often treated by means of cortisone and the like. From a relatively early age (15), a great number of girls use the Pill to prevent pregnancy.
Cosmetic problems such as acne are also treated with sexual hormones.
At the menopause, doctors actually obligate women to receive hormone treatment.
International statistics show that Jewish women in Israel have the highest rate of breast cancer in the world. The major factor causing cancer in female organs are the sexual hormones.
Dr Ilana Zur
Doar Na Hanegev, Israel