Breast cancer, menopause and women’s health

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Menopause is a big issue in breast cancer because many women going through treatment have to deal with treatment-induced menopause.  Studies show 25% of women who develop breast cancer are not postmenopausal. This means that cancer treatment may cause them to experience menopause sooner than they otherwise would have done. Whilst natural menopause can be bad enough, when it is induced by treatment, the onset can be early, sudden and the symptoms more severe.

Breast Cancer Care WA recently presented a webinar series addressing some of the major issues around breast cancer, sexuality, menopause and women’s health with four experts in the field. These very educational videos are now available to view online. If you are suffering from menopausal symptoms we highly recommend you watch the videos. As Dr Thompson, one of our expert presenters, said, “There are things we can do. You don’t have to just put in a pad and put up with it.”

We would like to take this time to thank all our expert presenters for taking the time to share their extensive knowledge with us.