Menopausal Symptoms Due to Cancer Treatment

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Some cancer treatments can cause menopausal symptoms, even among people who are not in the typical age range for menopause. This article contains background information and questions to ask medical professionals.

“Some cancer treatments can cause early or sudden menopause. If this happens, talk with your health care team about treatments to help your body adjust…Ask your health care team if your cancer treatment could cause menopause. If so, you may still be able to have children in the future if you want them. Talk with your health care provider about fertility concerns and preservation, before cancer treatment begins.”