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Ep 70 - A Myth Busting Session with an Oncologist
Episode 701st November 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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I am delighted to welcome back for a second time the fabulous Dr Eleonora Teplinsky, a board-certified medical oncologist from the US.

There are many controversial topics in the cancer space and 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.

Is it true that more and more young people are getting diagnosed with cancer and why is that?

Who is in your cancer team?

Can fasting help reduce our risks of cancer recurrence?

Sexual health and mental health are part of comprehensive cancer treatment - do you prescribe vaginal oestrogen to cancer survivors?

Are probiotics safe for us?

Is all sunscreen equal?

Is the new non-hormonal drug for hot flushes available in the US yet? And do you have experience with it?

The fab Dr Eleonora Teplinsky 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’s instagram here. And her fab podcast is here for you.

And donate to her fundraising page today! 

Episode Highlights:

  • [02:40] Drinking isn't a guarantee for cancer, but exercise, diet, and quitting smoking can reduce risk.
  • [07:14] The UK and US have similar issues. Oncologists can't address all side effects.
  • [09:59] Outdated stats, individual risk matters more.
  • [16:30] Trust your doctor, question claims on social media.
  • [19:37] Seek specialised help for health and nutrition.
  • [24:12] Sexual and mental health side effects.
  • [25:59] Low dose of vaginal oestrogen.
  • [31:47] Non-hormonal option for hot flashes

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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