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May 18, 2021

S2E27. An Honest Conversation About Surgical Menopause with Andrea Wilson Woods

S2E27. An Honest Conversation About Surgical Menopause with Andrea Wilson Woods

Women who experience surgical menopause don’t have typical perimenopause. Menopause occurs abruptly, on the day of surgery and with more drastic symptoms than with natural menopause. Andrea Wilson Woods shares her personal experience with post-surgical me


Welcome 1.32

How/when Andrea discovered she had endometriosis 5.07

What made her finally decide to have a hysterectomy 7.17

What were her biggest fears about having a complete hysterectomy 12.23

What support system(s) were there for her 18.17

What is life like now 18 months after the hysterectomy 25.07


Three takeaways from the interview

  • Discussing menopause especially hot flashes is not shameful.
  • Experiencing fear and doubt about hysterectomy is normal.
  • Experimenting with HRT is important to find what works best for you.


Connect with Andrea on https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreawilsonwoods/
And see her work on cancer patients and cancer caregivers to empower, educate, and engage them to become advocates for themselves during their cancer journey to improve outcomes and reduce costs https://cancer.university/



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