Progesterone returned my body to a healthy cycle following chemo.

by Maz
(Brisbane, Australia)

Hi My name is Maz and this is my second story to add to this wonderful site regarding progesterone.

After having used Progesterone Cream for nearly 8 weeks now, today was an amazing day for me. Let me fill you in on the past so you can understand fully why I am so happy.

After having been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I have gone through 6 months of chemotherapy as a precautionary treatment which was advised by my oncologist and then followed up with 8 weeks of radium (see my other story re progesterone and healing radiation burns at...
http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/progesterone-healed-my-radiation-burns-in-days.html) to then be advised that I need to take Tamoxifen for the next 5 years. The idea of Tamoxifen is to block all oestregen hormones which is what my cancer was receptive to.

Many subjects were discussed with the Oncologist and one of the topics was about hormones and Tamoxifen. I was informed that a large percentage of breast cancer patients are advised to take either Tamoxifen or Arimidex or Femara following treatment to give us the best chance, well at least 5 years, and I was no different to the normal. The treatment of Tamoxifen is to block the oestregon hormones as these are the ones that cells are attracted to and then become cancer. Only I decided that I personally was not going to pursue the Tamoxifen path for a number of reasons. This was not advisable by the Oncologists as research says yadaa... yadaa.. yadaa.

Anyway, after being advised that my chemo treatment has taken me into post menopause and that it was highly unlikely for me to return to menstration, and that I should start the course of Tamoxifen for the next 5 years, but if my cycle did return and highly unlikely considering my age, but there was a small percentage that I might, it would possibly take about 2 years... And then I woke up today, just 10 weeks since I stopped chemo to start my monthly cycle again!!!!

You can imagine how I must have felt, (well those that have gone throught breast cancer and chemo would understand) but I was told that this is highly unlikely because of my age (48) and because of the chemo.

So today, feeling on a high, and knowing that because I have been using the Progesterone Cream (which balances your hormones) my body is recovering from the 9 months of treatments of chemo and radium to having returned to a normal hormone level where I once again menstruate. This to me is a huge sign that my hormones are balancing and my body is recovering well and that my body is now in a great position to fight off any "c" cells in the future.

I have done a lot of research regarding progesterone and understand that Progesterone is the "mother" of all hormones and helps to balance all other hormones which in turn means your body is much healthier and able to fight Dis-ease more readily.

I am truly ecstatic that my cycle has returned although my friends cannot quite understand that because, as women, if we could all get rid of them for good, we would.

I have emailed many other breast cancer survivors to see if they too have experienced the same and as yet no one has been able to share in my happiness.

This I truly believe is a remarkable product and I will be using this for the rest of my life and I will encourage my girls to start doing the same.

Thank you so much as I believe Progesterone Cream, will and has, saved my life.

Kind regards
Maz.








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Dec 06, 2007
A healthy cycle following chemo.
by: Wray

Hi Maz Your second installment is just as heart warming as the first! Thank you again for sharing it. I'm relieved you didn't follow the Tamoxifen or Arimidex route.

Tamoxifen comes with a warning as it may cause cancer of the uterus (womb), strokes, and blood clots in the lungs, see
here

Arimidex is an aromatase inhibitor that decreases the amount of oestrogen the body makes, so can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow. Because of a fear it could cause osteoporosis women are often given back oestrogen in the form of HRT! I find that hard to get my head around! See
here
Both come with a long list of adverse side affects, to my mind not worth the risks involved. You might be interested to read this:

US Doctors won't use chemotherapy on themselves. McGill Cancer Centre scientists sent a research questionnaire to doctors and oncologists prescribing chemotherapy. One question asked: 'Which of the following six chemotherapy regimes would they use if they had a particular cancer?' Rather than selecting one, or replying that there was a better alternative 64 out of the 79 doctors replying stated that they would not consent to being given a chemotherapy drug because of the general ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its toxicity, see
here.


Although menopausal myself, I fully understand your joy when your cycle returned to normal. And must confess to never having heard that before, remarkable as progesterone is! I am also pleased you want your girls to use it too. I put my daughter on it when she was fourteen and a half, as she was going through the usual puberty ups and downs, it certainly smoothed it out for her. Thanks again for sharing your story, take care Wray

Sep 26, 2010
chemo
by: Anonymous

I am still using my progesterone (natural) cream, while on chemo. I still have regular periods and I believe it is because of the cream. My hair hasn't fallen out either, but I have no idea if the progesterone is helping with that or not. Glad you are doing so well

Oct 05, 2010
chemo
by: Wray

Hi there I'm so happy the progesterone is helping you too. I haven't found any studies showing progesterone helps with chemo induced hair loss, but it doesn't surprise me. During pregnancy women have lovely hair, thick and strong due to the high progesterone levels. If you should find it starting to fall out, please just increase the amount you are using. Take care Wray

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