Increasing breast cancer incidence and decreasing mortality have highlighted the importance of survivorship issues related to breast cancer. Management of menopause in breast cancer survivors is complex and menopausal symptoms should be treated to enhance quality of life and long-term health.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Australia. It is estimated that 19,371 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019.1 Despite the high incidence of breast cancer, survivorship is high. The most recent statistics show that the five-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 to 2015 was 90.8%.2