Breast Cancer Treatment and Estrogen
Updated: Nov 14
80% of breast cancers are Estrogen positive, and 65% are estrogen and progesterone positive, meaning those hormones signal the tumor to grow. For this reason, treatment for most breast cancer survivors includes therapy to decrease Estrogen levels. While this is important for helping to prevent recurrence, the impact on daily life can be rough! In this short talk I explain how breast cancer treatment affects estrogen, what symptoms may signal hormone imbalance, and talk about my philosophy for getting survivors back to feeling in balance!