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Dr. Corinne Menn: Empowering Breast Cancer Survivors

Dr. Corinne Menn: Empowering Breast Cancer Survivors

Today, we’re diving deep into a critically important and often overlooked topic: the intersection of breast cancer survival and menopause management. We have Dr. Corinne Menn joining us to share her expertise and personal journey as a breast cancer survivor experiencing menopause.

In this episode, we’re uncovering the impact of menopausal symptoms on cardiac health and metabolic function, the cautious yet potentially life-enhancing role of estrogen therapy in reducing heart disease risk, dementia, and osteoporosis, and how this can fit into the lives of breast cancer survivors—especially those entering menopause prematurely due to treatment.

Dr. Menn will be touching on the holistic approach to managing menopause, emphasizing the need for personalized care and advocating for the rights and health of women post-breast cancer treatment.

We’ll also be discussing the groundbreaking and potentially controversial studies covered in Dr. Avrum Bluming and Dr. Carol Travis’s book “Estrogen Matters,” all aimed at shifting the narrative on estrogen use.

Furthermore, we delve into the importance of self-advocacy in seeking informed care from healthcare providers and the future initiatives me and Dr. Menn are eager to tackle together to improve women’s health.


The Curious Case of Estrogen

Dr. Menn and I tackled the fear around hormones causing breast cancer, debunking myths, and highlighting that estrogen receptors are present throughout the body. Understanding this helps in managing menopausal symptoms with minimal risks.

HRT After Breast Cancer: A Paradigm Shift

We delved into the Menopause Society’s position allowing for estrogen therapy in severe cases unresponsive to other treatments. Dr. Menn, through her experience and extensive research, stressed the need for shared decision-making based on personalized risks.

Beyond Survival: Thriving Post-Treatment

The discussion also focused on the lack of conversation regarding menopausal symptom management and preventative health measures for breast cancer survivors. Dr. Menn recounted her journey, shedding light on the limited support for managing menopausal symptoms post-treatment.

Personalized Medicine & Future Collaborations

Dr. Menn and I plan to work collectively on women’s health initiatives, extending our knowledge. She also shared her interest in writing a protocol for counseling breast cancer survivors, aiming to enhance sexual health and hormone therapy conversations.



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