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Is it okay to use estrogen cream?

April
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Joined: Jul 2012

I haven't been able to find anything that is an effective moisturizer. I've heard estrogen cream is the only thing that works but I was also told that endometrial cancer thrives on estrogen. Any thoughts?

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jazzy1
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Joined: Mar 2010

Cream used where? Vaginal lubricants should not have any estrogen in them and for body/facial lotions the same. Happy to give you some suggestions!

HellieC
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Joined: Nov 2010

I'm not sure if you have a hormone sensitive cancer? If you do, my opinion would be to avoid anything containing oestrogen or plant oestrogen. There doesn't seem to be any definitive advice on this, but if you think about it logically, rather than clinically, why would you want to put something into your body which might help the cancer to grow? Even if there was the minutest chance then it's something I would avoid. The main aim is to do everything you can to keep the cancer from recurring. Once it recurs, it is very difficult to eradicate - I know - I am fighting my third recurrence!
Hope you can find an alternative cream.
Kindest wishes
Helen

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Tethys41
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Joined: Sep 2010

My naturopath has told me that despite the sensitivity of your tumor to hormones, your body chemistry can change, allowing hormone sensitive tumors to grow. Her position is avoid hormones and hormone-like things at all costs. This includes plastics containing BPAs in use around foods. BPAs are xenoestrogens, which look like estrogen to your body. Using hormone, or estrogenic products topically still allows them to penetrate your skin and get into your system.

April
Posts: 34
Joined: Jul 2012

Thanks for all the input.

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