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Unread 10-11-2010, 09:13 PM
HRT after uterine cancer

I'm a new member. I had a complete hysterectomy May 1st, including the removal of lymph nodes. I did not need more treatment. The cancer had not penetrated the uterine wall. Has anyone used estrogen creams after having a surgery such as mine? I am extremely dry and miserable in the vaginal area. None of the creams suggested by my oncologist have helped at all !

Please provide some advice. I've been to two doctors and have received conflicting advice. :Thanks!!!
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Unread 10-11-2010, 09:39 PM
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Thierry -

My gyn-onc would have preferred that I not use vaginal estrogen for a couple of years but for a couple of different reasons it just wasn't possible. My uro-gyn recommended Estrace and use 1/2 a gram 1 to 2x a week as necessary.

Personal quality of life issuse outweighed the risk so far things have been good.

Unread 10-12-2010, 02:33 AM
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I am a repeat case of Taurus lady... however after 6 months of usage, my gyn/onc took me off. I am approaching check up time again, and I am going to ask for another low dose prescription of Premarin. There has to be some balance between good health and being miserable.
It is almost like I can feel the walls drying up and cracking.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 07:29 AM
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My GYN onc said HRT is OK after such early stage endometrial ca. So I started it. I think there is not medical concensus on the issue so its like many other things---depends on situation. And really its made a huge difference for me.
Unread 10-14-2010, 06:13 PM
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Im also indecisive on whether or not I should start hormone gel on my arm.My gyn onc said its safe since my cancer was caught very early but am still scared to start it. Im so confused..
Unread 10-14-2010, 07:43 PM
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i had my radical abdominl hyst because of uterine cancer.. i was staged, and operated on.. and good.. but. .im 51 ,, menopause here i come? ive been flashing.. but.. no other probs.. should i look for trouble? i was brought up to belive womens journeys are a condition, not an illness.. i lost my cancer AND excelled my menopuse.. i feel.. lucky.. am i nuts?
Unread 10-14-2010, 09:05 PM
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Thanks to all of you who replied. I feel less alone with my struggle.
Unread 10-15-2010, 08:11 AM
HRT after uterine cancer

No worries we are all here to support each other!
Unread 10-15-2010, 04:31 PM
HRT after uterine cancer

thanks again. It's tough to sort out everything, as you know.

absolutely my feeling too. I started taking chinese herbs prescribed by a chinese doctor. I feel better mentally and slighly very slighly less dry.

No, I too felt as though I had dodged a bullet. In fact to this day I can't believe that I survived the sheer terror of the ordeal! That's why I'm so reluctent to use estrogen cream. Ugh

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