mammogram came back not good. Yuvafem = breast cancer?

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had my mammogram yesterday and have been called back for more testing to confirm finding. I'm terrified. Has anyone here had breast cancer after taking vagifem. etc? Did I take care of AV but cause cancer? I'm a mess tonight

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    Donna so glad you are ok.

     That said. My opinion is that vagimen is a hormone and not recommended for anyone who has had breast cancer.   I don't not trust it 

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      Hi Nancyo

      The sad and frustrating part to Atrophic Vaginitis is other than Vagifem or the Generic  Yuvafem there is nothing else that works as the problem is lack of estrogen causing severe dryness and much discomfort.  I don't know about most but it took me almost 6 months to start to have quality of life back  and feeling normal again......nothing else worked.  There is the New possibility of the Mona Lisa Touch but it is too expensive for many as insurance does not cover it yet and there are some ladies that the ML is not enough so they still have to use Vagifem.  I guess it will be a wait and see a little longer until we all get more feedback on the Mona Lisa.  Were you one of the ladies that shared that you are doing well with it?  Sorry I can't remember.  That is why this blogging is so importantant to inform everyone on how we are doing...sharing what works and what may not.  Thankful that We are not alone.

      thank you for sharing.....so glad to hear wonderful news about Donna!!

      have a nice day!

      Wendy

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      Hi Wendy. I was one of the successful mona lisa treatments.   VA is awful. Women suffer and all that is offered are hormone treatment.  What do cancer survivors who can't use it do.  It effects all areas of our lives. 

      I am so glad u are ok but as stated no other treatments available for sufferers YET

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      Hi Nancyo

      I am so glad that the Mona Lisa treatments are working for you!  That will give those that cannot have estrogen have hope.  After the three first treatments are you able to go a full year without discomfort before you need the yearly treatment?  Some could only make it to 6-8 months before needing treatment again. Hopefully the insurance companies will cover those with VA soon.  And YES VA is awful!!  I never heard of it before it happened to me.........

      have a nice day Nancy

      Wendy

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      Hi Wendy. Made it 10 months then needed another treatment.   That treatment was more painful than the first three.   It is a painful life changing condition.  
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      Hi Nancy

      how did you feel after the 10 month painful treatment?  How many days did you have pain after?  Did that treatment bring you quality of life with no discomfort after treatment pain supsided?  How long until your next treatment?  Sorry for all my questions just wanting to get educated on the Mona Lisa for possible future as it is so new.

      wendy

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       about 2 days to feel ok   For me the  Mona Lisa worked. I had 3 years of pain n uti's   So my quality of life was improved 100 percent.  Took years to diagnose VA.  Years of never knowing how bad I would hurt    being angry and depressed.    So I am grateful for ML treatment but it does not work for everyone

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    So happy to hear it was cysts only. The unknown will drive us crazy. My daughter had to be monitored for 1 1/2 years for a mass and still watching her. I have a mass in one breast and a spot in the other. I constantly have to check myself. I just had to put us in God's hands. It was driving me nuts. Glad you are ok

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      thank you I am still  a bit unsure as I just read the first result talking about two masses and then the second result saying no cancer. Weird
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