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Ep 63 - Is Vaginal Oestrogen Safe for Breast Cancer Patients?
Episode 6313th September 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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Systemic therapies to treat breast cancer can lead to a whole array of vaginal and urinary problems.

This is a huge survivorship issue that affects nearly 70% of postmenopausal, breast cancer survivors and even more in younger women.

These symptoms are often underdiagnosed and under-treated due to underreporting by the patients and limited awareness by professionals.

 

Are you suffering?  

Confused about what is safe for you? 

I am delighted to welcome Dr Glynne onto the podcast today. We will be discussing: 

  • What does the term genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) mean? 
  • It’s not all about dry vaginas! What other symptoms do we talk about?
  • Why do these symptoms happen?
  • What are our treatment options? 
  • Are vaginal oestrogens safe for all breast cancer survivors?
  • What types of vaginal oestrogens are best?
  • I share tips and helpful messages from our community!


The walking fundraising challenge I mentioned at the end of the podcast is here https://move-with-menopause-and-cancer.raisely.com/ Join us!


You can find Dr. Glynne here https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/finder/specialists/sarah-glynne


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

Mentioned in this episode:

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

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