BCAM: October 27th

MY MISSUS HAD A TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY DUE TO ENDOMETRIAL CANCER—AND 28 RADIATION TREATMENTS, IN HER MID-TO-LATE THIRTIES. AND MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS!!!!

No Half Measures

Estrogen. It’s a hormone that I never really paid attention to until I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Because my subtype is hormone positive, that means my subtype is fueled by hormones. The hormones that fuel my cancer are estrogen and progesterone. So, as soon as possible after I began treatment, my doctor took steps to limit the amount of estrogen in my body. This happened with chemo, the hormone suppressing medication I took during chemo, the aromatase inhibitors I still take, and the radical hysterectomy I had in September of 2017. Radical just means they took everything out — cervix, ovaries, tubes, uterus — all the lady parts.

The result … well, estrogen is related to a lot of organs and bodily functions.

Here’s how Adiba talks about how her sex life and her vagina has been affected …

The lack of estrogen means the blood flow…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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