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Ep 68 - How to Navigate Tamoxifen and Aromatase Inhibitors
Episode 6818th October 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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Many women say that being on a long-term anti-hormone treatment such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors is much harder than chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery altogether.

So I’ve invited breast speciality oncologist Dr. Claire Macaulay from Glasgow onto the podcast to answer your questions. 

We’re also joined by a group of our community to join us for this recording so that they get to ask their questions whilst being on the live show!

Both tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are hormonal therapies used in the treatment of oestrogen-positive (ER-positive) breast cancers to stop tumour growth and recurrence and to treat cancer that has come back after initial treatment or that has spread to other parts of the body.

These treatments come with the benefits of reducing the risks of cancer recurrence and they also come with a host of unwanted side effects. Sometimes, these can very much reduce a woman's quality of life. 

Dr. Claire Macaulay recognises the challenges these treatments come with and talks us through our options. 

Dr. Macaulay is also a certified sex coach supporting people in the menopause to have improved sex lives. You can find her here https://www.pleasurepossibility.com

And join her private Facebook group here 

About Dani:

The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me. 

There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences. 

I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.

Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field. 

And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.

So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.

More educated, better informed and less alone.


Connect with us:

For more information and resources visit our website: www.menopauseandcancer.org

Or follow us on Instagram @menopause_and_cancer

Join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/menopauseandcancerchathub

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https://move-with-menopause-and-cancer.raiselysite.com/

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