Tests... the mere word conjures memories of long-ago school days, my number two lead pencil cracking under the pressure of my intensity. Fortunately for us, when it comes to testing for hormone levels, no pencil is needed, and you really can't fail!
I have a hard time understanding why the idea of estrogen use would be threatening to being a gay man, when in fact, personal identity is a delicate balance of choice, personal representation, and lived experiences.
Scientists and physicians will need to evaluate Dr. Joseph Ragaz's hypothesis that the estrogen made by the post menopausal woman from conversion of male hormone derived from the ovaries is carcinogenic.
Hormone therapy is a standard treatment for both early-stage and metastatic breast cancer. New studies show that extending the duration of treatment in post-menopausal women may reduce recurrence and improve survival.