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Is it ok to use lotion containing estrogen phytocytes if you are taking femara (letrozole) for er positive breast cancer?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Phytoestrogens.: These are plant based creams or supplements which have estrogen-like molecules. It's probably best to avoid them if you have er-positive breast cancer. You should discuss this issue with your oncologist.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 32 years experience
Estrogen : I would not recommend it there are so many products on the market without estrogen to choose from.

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