Breast cancer and menopause

Introduction

 Women diagnosed with breast cancer (BC) may develop menopause/menopausal symptoms as a result of:

1) Menopause occurring concurrently with BC diagnosis 

2) Menopause occurring secondary to BC treatment (chemotherapy or oophorectomy) 

3) Adjuvant endocrine therapy (menopausal symptoms) 

4) Cessation of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) upon BC diagnosis (symptom recurrence).Significant short term and long term

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