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Women's health

Managing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Josephine Vivian-Taylor, Martha Hickey

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Abstract

Menopausal symptoms are common in breast cancer survivors and several treatment options are available.

Article Extract

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with 35% of breast cancers being diagnosed in premenopausal women. It carries a lifetime risk of affecting one in eight women in developing countries. With improvements in early detection and management, more women are surviving breast cancer. As a result, the management of short- and long-term consequences of treatment, such as menopausal symptoms, has become an increasingly important component of postcancer care. GPs will see these patients regularly and much can be done to support affected women.

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