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I had early stage cancer13 years ago had a mastectomy

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I had early stage breast cancer13 years ago had a mastectomy with no further treatment my doctor has perscibed me vagifem 10 micrograms for my vaginal atrophy do think I will be safe on it
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

Yes I do.

Dr. K. :

Vagifem does not get absorbed into the bloodstream to any significant degree

Dr. K. :

Studies have shown that postmenopausal women who use it have the same estrogen levels as those who do not use it.

Dr. K. :

Some people hypothesize that its similar to take one estrogen pill a year.

Dr. K. :

Many Drs will still not use it for cancer survivors but thats likely overkill and due to fear of legal issues and not real medical concern

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I hope this helps

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