Induced Menopause

Induced Menopause2018-08-05T18:38:50+00:00

Project Description

Women who undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments that seriously damage ovarian function or surgery to remove both ovaries may experience induced menopause. Induced menopause usually occurs at a younger age and the abrupt decline in estrogen causes more severe symptoms. These women are more likely to benefit from hormone therapy  (if their cancers aren’t estrogen-sensitive) or other available treatments  to ameliorate symptoms and to prevent osteoporosis and dementia.