Menopause and Cancers

Mark H. Einstein, Nanci F. Levine, Nicole S. Nevadunsky

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Cancer is a disease of aging, and therefore is more prevalent after menopause. Menopausal symptoms resulting from cancer treatments are an important survivorship issue in cancer care. This article reviews the preventive strategies, utilization of health resources, and management of menopausal symptoms after cancer treatment. Preventive screening as informed by genetic and lifestyle risk, and lifestyle modification, may mitigate the risk of cancer and cancer mortality. Despite potential benefits to quality of life, hormone replacement is rarely prescribed to survivors of gynecologic malignancies. Special considerations are needed for the treatment and supportive care of menopausal symptoms in cancer survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-617
Number of pages15
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • Cancer
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer screening
  • Hormone replacement
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Menopause

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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