Cancer Policy

Cancer Policy

At Equilibrium we are able to treat individuals with a personal history of a non-hormonal cancer. However, we would want the patient to inform their oncologist/radiotherapist and we would reserve the right to contact them (or any other healthcare professional looking after them) prior to commenting treatment. Treatment may be deferred until the clinic receives a response.

Where an individual has been diagnosed with a hormonally-sensitive cancer (such as breast, ovarian, endometrial, prostate) and subsequently treated, we are unable to provide treatment until a 5 year all-clear period has elapsed and with the consent and advice of the patient’s oncologist. However, we would be happy to undertake a consultation.

If you are a patient under 5 years from cancer diagnosis, the clinic does not accept responsibility for adverse outcomes from the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), if prescribed, as it would be given with the patient’s full knowledge that this is going contrary to standard advice. However, the clinic recognises that there may be occasions where it is appropriate to prescribe.

Any patient presenting with a history of breast cancer or other hormonally related cancer will be asked to undergo diagnostic testing (to include a Dutch test to check their methylation status) and anyone under 5 years from cancer treatment will not be seen without it.