Menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Good management may improve overall quality of life

Breast cancer affects one in nine Australian women and while its incidence is increasing, survival rates are also improving.1


This means that many women live with the effects of cancer and its treatment, including menopausal symptoms, for many years.

These symptoms can severely affect quality of life and may also result in reduced compliance with long-term oral endocrine therapies.2-4

This in turn may have an adverse effect on clinical outcomes leading to tumour recurrence.5