Listen to Dr. Marchese share the toxins and chemicals that cause ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer is actually not a well-researched area in terms of environmental toxins, and I think that that’s because ovarian cancer is often diagnosed late, and so by the time a woman’s been diagnosed, they’re really just working on treatment and survival, getting surgically the ovaries removed and some treatment for the patient.
But the areas that have been studied for environmental toxins are solvents are linked to ovarian cancer. Solvents such as trihalomethanes, and trihalomethanes are found in the drinking water. It’s a byproduct from cities chlorinating their drinking water, and then also the solvents perchloroethylene which is a dry-cleaning fluid. So you have trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, and trihalomethanes in terms of solvents in ovarian cancer, and then also dyes, such as hair dyes.
Hair dyes are actually linked to numerous cancers in women, and so I caution my patients when they go to the hair salon to cover up their gray to make sure they go to a non-toxic hair salon that uses an organic non-toxic hair dye.
About Dr. Marchese, N.D., LLC:
Dr. Marianne Marchese is a clinician, author, and educator. She graduated from Creighton University in 1990 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and specialized in neurological and orthopedic conditions while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Marchese received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland Oregon in 2002. She completed a two-year postgraduate residency in Integrative Medicine and Womens Health and completed a six-month post-graduate training in Environmental Medicine. Dr. Marchese has been an adjunct faculty member at a post-graduate college since 2003 teaching in the areas of women's health and environmental medicine. She first taught at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and later at Life Chiropractic College. Currently, she is clinical supervisor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Marchese offers full laboratory services for diagnosis of disease and utilizes the naturopathic treatment modalities of: nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, chelation, cleansing, IV therapy, microcurrent, nutritional supplements, and natural bioidentical hormones. She utilizes an integrative model of health care and has a strong network of close relationships with practitioners of all disciplines. Dr. Marchese has served on the legislative committee for the California Naturopathic Doctors Association and currently is on the Board of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
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