Teleconference re Menopausal Symptoms
I have been part of even more conversations than usual this week about managing menopausal symptoms. Women in my office have had plenty to say about hot flashes (often using one of the fans that I keep in bulk), vaginal dryness, and mood swings. It does seem that the sudden menopause that chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy can produce is even more intense than a natural one. My non-scientific understanding is that we experience all the symptoms that we would have naturally--except we get them all at once. It does eventually get better, but there is no way to predict how long any one woman will be "hot and bothered."
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.lbbc.org) is offering a free teleconference on March 10th to address these concerns. Sign up per below:
Hot and Bothered: Managing Treatment-Related Menopausal Symptoms
&&&&Register now for our next free teleconference, Hot and Bothered: Managing Treatment-Related Menopausal Symptoms, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, March 10.
Diane Thompson, MD, of The Queen's Medical Center, will describe common menopausal symptoms related to breast cancer treatment and offer guidance for how to manage each of them. Some of the side effects that will be discussed are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia and mood swings. The teleconference will also explain how your healthcare team can help ease these side effects in order to maximize your quality of life.