Ep 101 - Is Collagen Safe After Cancer?

The Menopause and Cancer Podcast

May 1 2024 • 28 mins

A huge thank you to our partners Oxford Hormone Clinic for helping us get this episode out to all of you! Their support means so much to us. All their details are in the show notes below.

Ever wondered if collagen is safe for you?

There is a lot of talk about collagen out there and some people say it really helps them with their skin, joints and even energy levels. And then we hear stories of concern as collagen has been linked to cancer.

In today’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Nina Fuller Shavel to answer this once and for all. So that we know the facts to make empowered choices for ourselves.

You can find Dr. Fuller-Shavel here https://www.drninafullershavel.com/

Her new book “Integrative Oncology in Breast Cancer Care’ can be found HERE.


Download your FREE Getting Started Guide here: https://menopauseandcancer.org/getting-started-guide/


Episode highlights:

00:00 Intro

04:53 Collagen benefits for joint and skin health.

08:04 Long-term safety unknown; worth trialling cautiously.

10:08 Vegan supplements may support collagen, but unproven.

16:06 Dietary amino acids impact collagen production differently.

17:11 Taking collagen during cancer treatment, consult your doctor.

24:42 Diverse toolkit for joint health including Rosehip.

27:41 Empowerment comes from variety.


Thank you to our sponsors of this episode: https://www.oxfordhormoneclinic.com/


The team at The Oxford Hormone Clinic are passionate in helping people with a history of cancer. They are a holistic clinic focusing on informed choice regarding all aspects of menopause care; from lifestyle advice, over the counter supplements, to Body Identical Hormone replacement, always based upon British Menopause Society (BMS) and NICE guidelines.


About Dani:

The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me.

There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences.

I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.

Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field.

And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.

So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.

More educated, better informed and less alone.


Connect with us:

For more information and resources visit our website: www.menopauseandcancer.org

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