I just read the most fascinating article about cancer and having one's period. Turns out that less periods are better!!!!
"John Rock's Error" by Malcolm Gladwell http://www.gladwell...._10_a_rock.html
Absolutely fascinating. Wish now that I had asked for my ovaries to be removed along with my uterus. Sigh. Why don't the doctors tell you these things????
Short synopsis: Historically women have only about 100 periods per lifetime. Modern time, we now have about 400. This is a lot of hormonal changes that the body is having to deal with, and apparently every time an egg is produced, it creates a tear in the ovary, and the regeneration of the ovarian wall creates a greater possibility of the regeneration having a mutation, and thus a greater chance of getting cancer. Same idea with breast cancer, with prolonged progesterin (the pill) working on the breast tissue, the more it regenerates and again, a higher chance of getting cancer.
So those new birth control pills that only give you 4 periods a year are the way to go I think.
The less other cancers I get, the happier I will be.