Is Vaginal Dryness Due To Chemopause Dangerous And How Can A Survivor Cope Margileth
gt;gt;gt;DR. JAY HARNESS: One of the most difficultlongterm complications of breast cancer and subsequently chemotherapy, especially in premenopausalwomen are the sexual side effects. And I hope that some day we can have some modality thatreverses those because they can really be a major impact on the woman's life longterm. Many of the chemotherapies are toxic to theovaries and pushing young women into menopause with effects on heart, bone, vaginal dryness.There are a number of lubricants that we recommend â€“ Replens, KY etc. that are helpful atleast from the vaginal dryness point of view. One of the huge controversies of breast cancerin the last 30 or 40 years has been the question
â€˜is it ever safe to administer supplementalestrogen in a woman who has had a history of breast canceré' The data is mostly neutral but there are acouple of recent studies from Scandinavia that would indicate that that approach mightbe harmful. Many times it becomes a quality of life issue. If a woman is ten years outfrom a breast cancer, might have had a triple negative breast cancer, and is having majorissues with sexual side effects, I am not dogmatic and at some point a trial of estrogenis reasonable and if that works really well, take whatever minimal risk there may be atthat point and continue on the estrogen.
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