My oncologist advised against anything with parabens - she actually said it would be good not to use anti-perspirants at all which I did follow while going through treatment. Now I use products without parabens, alcohol or aluminium - Nivea and Sanex do anti-perspirants without these but have just found three varieties in the Garnier Minerals range which are really nice.
Hi Ash and Kess, thanks for posting. I mentioned APs to my surgeon and BCN when I saw them last week, they didn't seem concerned. However, now it's in my head I think for my own sanity I'll be sticking with aluminium and parabens free types. Currently using a Sanex one, will give various one a try, including those you recommend, Ash.
Hi blondie this is a difficult one, as there are a lot of people (BC sufferers) who feel that antiperspirant can be a factor, but very little evidence one way or the other. I think at the moment it's a case of deciding how far you want to go in lifestyle changes, and this is one thing you can consider. There are many other strains and stresses we put out body under, and some are really unavoidable given the world we live in....
Since my WLE and then bilateral mastectomy, I've been using Dr Organics deodorant from Holland and Barrett. Comes in different perfumes but I like the pomegranate one. Having said that, when I asked my surgeon about deodorant, he just looked at me as if I was daft and said to use whatever I wanted. x
Hi All. Had WLE and SLN biopsy two weeks ago and am awaiting results due next Tuesday. IDC identified from clinic core biopsy as 6mm grade one, ER 7/8+, PR 7/8+, HER-, so I'll be taking Tamoxifen for the hormone receptor side of things.
I've been reading that aluminium from aluminium based anti-perspirants can be absorbed from the arm pit and mimic the effects of estrogen, so it looks like one to avoid for me in future. I'm also reading that parabens (preservative in many personal care products) are also questionable.
Has anyone any advice - any recommendations for alternative anti-perspirants? Or am I best just sticking with deodorants, or in fact, nothing?