Many women experience menopausal symptoms after cancer treatment. Symptoms can include hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, fatigue, anxiety, reduced libido and fertility. Symptoms can be temporary or permanent and can affect your quality of life.
Information for cancer survivors and their families
- Australasian Menopause Society website: Menopause information sheets
- Cancer Australia booklet: Managing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer – a guide for women
- Jean Hailes fact sheet: Menopause
- Springboard Beyond Cancer website: Hot flashes and night sweats –self management (US)
- Cancer Australia guideline: Management of menopausal symptoms in women with a history of breast cancer
Additional information for health professionals
If you would like to advise of any relevant projects or provide feedback please email, ACSC
Clinical services at Peter Mac Parkville
If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback please email, ACSC. If you are treated elsewhere, please speak with your oncology team, as you may have different clinical service options.
Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct
The following services are available to patients of the Parkville precinct (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital). Peter Mac is also part of the Parkville precinct, with services listed separately, above. If you are treated elsewhere, please speak with your oncology team, as you may have different clinical service options.
- The Royal Womens Hospital: Menopause symptoms after cancer clinic (MSAC). This clinic offers advice on medical therapies to help alleviate menopausal symptoms, and information on lifestyle factors such as exercise and nutrition, sexual counselling and fertility after cancer treatment.