Olivia Munn Details Medically Induced Menopause After “Terrifying” Breast Cancer Journey – E! Online

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    Olivia Munn Details Medically Induced Menopause After “Terrifying” Breast Cancer Journey – E! Online


    She credits her OB-GYN, Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi, with catching her cancer after she recommended Olivia calculate her lifetime breast cancer risk score using the Tyrer-Cuzick risk assessment calculator, which is available for free online. Scores of 20 percent or higher are considered high risk: Olivia received a 37.3. A subsequent MRI ordered by Dr. Aliabadi is how they discovered the cancer. 

    Giving herself time to recover from her double mastectomy earlier last year, Olivia didn’t undergo reconstruction surgery until last fall. During this time, she kept her diagnosis secret from the public. Looking back, Olivia noted of the decision, “Keeping it private for as long as I did allowed me time to fight without any outside noise at all.”

    Olivia’s care has so far not required radiation or chemotherapy, but in November the Predator actress began taking a hormone suppression therapy to limit her future risk. The treatment has put her into medically induced menopause, or as she explained, “I’m constantly thinking it’s hot, my hair is thinning, and I’m tired a lot.”



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