Last month, I had the honor of speaking to a wonderful group of women with cancer at Gibbs Cancer Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. During that talk, an interesting question came up: What is the difference between vaginal lubrication, moisturizer, and estrogen cream? When and why would each be used? This is an important question for women with cancer because different types of cancer or cancer treatments can cause vaginal dryness, skin irritation, and estrogen sensitivity. In this post I will give a brief explanation of each of these products and when or why women might use them.
**This is not a substitution for medical advice for women with cancer. Please consult your doctor with any questions.** [Read more…]