Cancer survivors experience stronger menopause symptoms

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

Almost 1,000 cancer survivors (mostly breast cancer) and 155 non-cancer patients aged 40 to 60 were surveyed to determine a range of factors including severity of menopausal symptoms, impact on quality of life and sexual function.

Cancer survivors were found to have twice as many hot flushes (six compared with three in 24 hours) and were twice as likely to report severe or very severe flushes as non-cancer patients.

More than 200 cancer survivors reported experiencing more than ten flushes aday.

Read more at The University of Melbourne