Can Bioidentical Progesterone Cream Be the Alternative?
by 48 year old wife and mother
I was diagnosed Nov 25 2008 with breast cancer (estrogen-receptor+/progesterone receptor+) in the left breast and unfortunately the cancer had already spread to my lungs and several spots on my bones.
I endured 8 months of chemotherapy from Dec 18 2008 to August 20 2009 and had made great progress - lungs were clear and bones were feeling/looking better. My oncologist then started me on Tamoxifen Oct 1 2009 until March 15 2010 at which point at the doctor's visit noticed some red bumps/rash showing up on the top part of my left breast. He has advised me to stop taking Tamoxifen (which I had on March 15 2010) since he says the Tamoxifen is "no longer working for you" and would like for me to start on a once a month injection of Faslodex. Other than the red bumps/rash on the surface of the left breast, my most recent scans on March 5 2010 were clear.
Is Progesterone Cream the answer? The bumps/rash did not start appearing until mid-February (5 months into taking Tamoxifen).
Any insight/information on previous cases similar to my case would be forever appreciated. My oncologist wants to start the Faslodex treatment "right away". I have had no surgery or radiation to the left breast.
I just want my body to return to some sense of normalcy.