Side affects of hormone cancer treatment

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Side affects of hormone cancer treatment

Hi there, 1st time contributor.  I was diagnosed just over 12 mths ago with metastatic endometrial sarcoma which was found in my lungs and groin, following a Total Hysterectomy 6 years ago for a low-grade endometrial tumour, for which I didn't require any follow up treatment. This recent diagnosis came out of the blue and was a total shock as I had thought the hysterectomy had "cured" me. I have been told this cancer is incurable, however it is being managed with medication at this stage. I am on a hormone treatment that strips all oestrogen from my body, so I am unable to continue with HRT which had kept my menopause symptoms at bay after my hysterectomy.  I'm fortunate in that my cancer is not causing me any pain or discomfort, and the treatment, at this stage, is easy, however if anyone is on a similar type of treatment I would welcome any advice on how to manage some of the menopausal symptoms. My main issues are with continual hot flushes, and constant vaginal dryness to the point that intercourse is painful and non-existent! I would appreciate if anyone on a similar type of medication has any advice as to how to combat these problems, without using any hormone based remedies. Also, if there is anyone out there who has a similar diagnosis I would be happy to connect with you. As it is classed as one of those "rare" cancers there is not much information to be found online or anywhere, even my Dr's have had trouble finding any real useful information. I'm thankful for this safe space.

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