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Ep 36 - Myth busting with an Oncologist
Episode 368th March 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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Welcome to our myth busting session! 

There are many controversial topics in the cancer space. There is much confusion and as patients, we often have many questions. Many of you tell me that you’ve tried to ask your oncologist about various topics but were unsatisfied with the answers you got.

Does a vegan diet help with hot flushes? 

How shall I eat to improve my chances of survival? 

Is movement medicine? And does it need to be “more is better?”

Does hair dye and skin care increase the risk of cancer?

Do deodorants increase the risk of cancer?

What about underwire bras? 

How much alcohol is safe to drink? 

Is a collagen supplement safe? 

What about a turkey tail mushroom supplement? 

The fab Dr Eleanora Teplinsky, a board-certified medical oncologist specialising in breast and gynaecological oncology is on the podcast today to talk about all these questions and I am so grateful that she has taken the time for this myth busting session. 

She is is the Head of Breast Medical Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care in Paramus, NJ and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

You can find Dr. Teplinski 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.

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