Menopause after gynaecological cancers

Menopause after gynaecological cancers

 

Cancer patients may face potential quality-of-life issues. Everything suddenly changes. Menopause, a process which normally takes approximately ten years, may start at once after cancer treatment and be more intense—although shorter—than natural menopause. In addition to the other late effects of the treatment, this becomes another challenge cancer patients may have to face. Patients who still wish to have children find it an even bigger psychological burden, since menopause brings infertility.

We have produced this publication to help you better understand and live with menopause after being treated for a gynaecological cancer.

Menopause can cause an emotional shock. Because many of us identify it with our femininity and sexuality, its premature onset or treatment-induced development can be stressful, compounding the other physical symptoms and psychological effects.

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