Managing Menopausal Symptoms after Cancer: an evidence-based approach for primary care


This review provides a summary of the evidence with respect to the treatment of menopause in cancer survivors.

The MJA searched PubMed for English language articles about cancer and menopause or menopausal symptoms and reviewed relevant specialty guidelines and leading oncology, cancer supportive care and menopause journals, where sufficient evidence is available, recommendations regarding treatment options are provided.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise the different mechanisms in which menopause or menopausal symptoms are induced
  2. Know of the different management options, hormonal and non-hormonal therapies, and their safety for different woman presenting with menopausal symptoms after cancer
  3. Understand the impacts of bone mineral density decreasing and increasing fracture risk in women during menopausal transition


Authors: Jennifer L Marino, Helen C McNamara, Martha Hickey

Article Type: Narrative review 

Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
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MBA: 1h : 0m
Women's Health
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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