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Ep 10 - Navigating Tamoxifen x 3! Resilience and Trauma with Toral Shah
Episode 1023rd August 2022 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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Today on the podcast I am speaking to a brilliant guest and oh, what a story she has to tell. Toral Shah is a Nutritional Scientist, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Health writer and Consultant, as well as the Founder of The Urban Kitchen.

Toral has been diagnosed with breast cancer not just once, but three times.

I’m going to try and find out from Toral how she navigated with being diagnosed three times, and also how she handled Tamoxifen on 3 separate occasions and what she can share with us.

I know this is something so many of you are struggling with. How to navigate the sometimes debilitating side effects of long-term anti-hormone treatments is a challenging discussion and Toral is an incredibly wise and empathetic person in talking us through this.

I hope this episode will be helpful to you.

Here are the highlights:

(04:31) Toral’s story

(12:04) Toral’s second and third diagnosis

(16:08) It’s made me more determined to help people with cancer

(18:15) Tamoxifen side effects

(32:17) How stress, diet, and lifestyle can impact your life and cancer

(37:55) Science doesn’t have all the answers

(42:26) Doing exercise throughout breast cancer chemotherapy can reduce side effects and toxicity

(44:45) Should we be eating soy?

(48:46) People need to really connect with their bodies

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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 Dani:

Instagram @healthywholeme 

Facebook: @healthywholeme 

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