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MsLee7 posted:
Hi. I am a Stage 4 Ovarian @ Stage 2 Uterus Cancer survivor, Diagnosed in 2003 at the age of 44. I had total surgery and did a 1 1/2 yrs of Chemo (Taxol &Carboplatin).

I was diagnosed earlier in 2002 (almost a yr exactly before the OC)with a DVT, which led to finding I had Factor V Lieden(clotting factor)& at some time before this ,I had apparently had a Pulmonary Embolism, for I had scar tissue. Now, I take Cuomidin everyday. I also have a Vena Cava filter.

I am now feeling pretty good but I find I have hotflashes and no sexual desire, though I think about it, but find it basically not there. I am only 54 , single and would like to possibly have a relationship again somewhere down the line.

I was told that i could not do hormone replacements because of the cancer...so what to do???

Hope someone out there can give me some ideas....
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seekingimmortality responded:
I think testosterone replacement is the solution to your problem. Testosterone is responsible for libido in both men and women, even though the ovaries normally secret a much smaller amount of testosterone than the testes would. I don't think testosterone would have any harmful effect on residual uterine or ovarian cancer cells that may have been missed during the surgery.


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