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Menopause Symptoms Are Worse in Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors were twice as likely to experience severe menopausal symptoms compared to women who have not had cancer, a new study has found.

The study was led by the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne, with the King Edward Memorial Hospital and the University of Western Australia and was published in the journal Menopause.

Lead author, Dr. Jennifer Marino of the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital said the study was the biggest of its kind to assess the impact of menopausal symptoms on the quality of life of cancer survivors.

“Our study showed for the first time, that cancer survivors experienced more severe and frequent menopausal symptoms (such as hot flushes and night sweats) than patients who did not have cancer,” Marino said.

More than 151,000 (around one in 25) women in Australia are cancer survivors with more than one third of those breast cancer survivors.

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