I'll try to be brief. Age 49, perimenopausal and losing hair. Hair replacement specialist sent me to a "medispa" for hormone balancing by a physician. My hormone blood levels were tested mid-cycle. He determined that my hormone levels were "normal" but not "optimal". In the course of this workup, he ordered copies of all my old breast exams, PAP's and bloodwork. To my surprise, he informed me that a year and a half ago I had tested HPV positive for both high risk and low risk strains. I've never had an abnormal PAP or symptoms of any type. He told me it wasn't a big deal (seemed big to me) because everybody has these viruses. I went to see my NEW gynecologist right away (ditched the one that failed to mention the HPV test results). Anyway, she says I shouldn't take the sublingual, bioidentical progesterone he prescribed nor should I continue to eat protein bars and other sources of soy protein which provide a natural bioidentical estrogen. She said there is an increased cancer risk associated with both progesterone and estrogen supplementation. Since I have high risk HPV (cancer causing) I should not take these supplements. Does anybody know anything about the increased cancer risk associated with bioidentical hormone enhancement??? Can you refer me to any resource?? Thanks!