On the CNN health site hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, women are warned not to pay too much credence to the ‘health advice ‘ we are so generously offered in the hit new movie Sex and the City 2.
In this post by senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, some serious medical lacuna in the movie is pointed out.
Reportedly of the ‘girls’, Samantha is undergoing hormone treatment and is quoted as saying ““I’m leading the way through the menopause maze… I’ve tricked my body into thinking it’s younger…No hot flashes. No mood swings. And my sex drive is right back to where it was.”
Sounds good, but the only glitch is that she is also supposed to have had breast cancer and when you are a breast cancer survivor it is not recommended that you take hormone therapy.
This increases chances of reoccurrence of the cancer. Most doctors would never allow hormone therapy for women who have survived breast cancer and breast cancer survivors are upset with the movie as well.
Clearly this is significant misinformation by the makers of the movie, who ought to have done their research properly, prior to penning their dialogue for the film. This is tantamount to telling women out there that it is OK to do something that is potentially dangerous to women’s health.