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Season 2 Episode 25: Another Weird Diagnosis! Seriously?

Another Weird Diagnosis! Seriously?


In this week’s episode, Mary shares her experience with a new and unexpected diagnosis. She and Alex discuss Mary’s new condition, the treatment, and the prognosis in order to inform listeners and encourage others to pay attention to symptoms, no matter how minor they may seem, and the importance of consultation with a doctor.



Episode Highlights


  • Welcome back! [0:40]

  • Life sometimes throws curve balls [1:20]

  • GYN checkup [2:00]

  • Type 2 diabetes meds [2:16]

  • Lichen Sclerosus [3:32]

  • Lichen Planus [4:44]

  • Dermatologist [5:18]

  • Definitive diagnosis [6:45]

  • Vast difference in doctors [7:35]

  • Vulvar cancer [8:15]

  • Lichen Sclerosus vs Lichen Planus [8:48]

  • Autoimmune disease [8:58]

  • Post-menopausal women [9:28]

  • Loss of estrogen [9:48]

  • Libby Edwards [10:34]

  • Gynecologic Dermatology [11:10]

  • Oral Lichen Planus [11:50]

  • Cancer [12:30]

  • Resources [13:10]

  • Frequent GYN visits [14:10]

  • Treatable, not curable [15:40]

  • Experience makes you more aware [17:11]

  • Oral meds and injections [18:55]

  • NO good research??? [19:37]

  • Long term treatment plan [21:04]

  • Biopsy [21:30]

  • Alex’s 2-year cancer-versary[22:55]

  • Esophagus [24:15]

  • Importance of regular checkups [25:16]

  • Trust your gut! [27:50]

  • Thanks for listening! [29:59]

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Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, advocacy, advanced imaging, diagnosis, knowledge, women, fear, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus, steroid ointment, dermatology, gynecology, vulva, estrogen, post-menopausal, autoimmune, cancer, biopsy



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