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Topic: essential oils-interisting FYI

Forum: LCIS (Lobular Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for LCIS.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2017 08:23AM

rosyFL wrote:

My daily newspaper runs a column, To your good Health by Dr. Keith Roach. He states that certain essential oils applied to the skin can have a estrogenic effect on the body. A woman wrote in that she was using a blend of oil containing Lavender on her wrists, neck and inhaling it. She said that after several weeks she noticed some tenderness and aching in her breasts. She said that her right breast became very painful. She had read his previous article regarding lavender's estrogenic effect. She stopped using the oil and her symptoms resolved.

She was concerned about how many women with an estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, or "anyone at risk" for cancer unknowingly use these oils and may be harmed. Dr. Roach replied that it is true that lavender oil has estrogen like activity and he would recommend against its use on the skin in women with and history of estrogen sensitive tumors. He said he suspects that although the risk is low; the risk isn't zero.

I just thought I would pass this along.


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Oct 6, 2017 04:53PM Icietla wrote:

Thank you, rosyFL.

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV

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