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Vaginal Dryness

Because estrogen can stimulate breast cancer cells to grow, your history of breast cancer makes it unwise for you to use estrogen in order to relieve your vaginal dryness.

Estrogen replacement that is taken in pill form has been shown to increase cancer recurrence rates in people who previously had breast cancer. Estrogen can also be given directly into the vagina, with only a small amount of absorption into the bloodstream. Even in this situation, most doctors worry that the small amount of estrogen that gets into the bloodstream is still too much of a concern.

You will need to consider non-estrogen treatments for your vaginal dryness.

Click here to review treatments other than estrogen.

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