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Menopause

The following resources provide tips on coping with menopause symptoms. Most are not cancer-specific.

Menopause caused by cervical cancer
Cancer Council NSW (AUS)
Very brief information on symptoms, and tips for managing, menopause following a diagnosis of cervical cancer. Links to further information.
 (web)

Early menopause and cancer
Counterpart; Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (AUS, 2020)
An expert panel discuss early menopause resulting from cancer treatment.
(webinar)

Managing menopause: a naturopathic approach
Sandra Villella; Counterpart (AUS, 2020)
Experienced Naturopath Sandra Villella speaks about managing menopausal symptoms using diet, lifestyle changes, and natural therapies. Hosted by Fiona McRae. Recorded at Women's Health Victoria on 17 February 2020.
(webinar)

Menopause after cancer
Counterpart; Faith Rees (AUS, 2018)
Faith Rees, Nurse Coordinator for the Menopause Symptoms After Cancer clinic at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, discusses the management of menopause symptoms after cancer treatment.
 (webinar)

Treatment side effects – menopause
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2015)
Brief explanation of why menopause may occur following treatment for cancer, with links to more information.
 (web)

Menopause: what are the symptoms?
Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) (AUS, 2017)
This fact sheet explains the symptoms of menopause, which may be particularly useful for younger women with gynaecological cancer who have not experienced menopause symptoms before. Visit the AMS website for more information on menopause, in general.
  (web page and PDF fact sheet)

Nonhormonal treatment options for menopause symptoms
Australasian Menopause Society (AUS, 2017)
This resource provides a summary of evidence-based treatment options that do not rely on hormones.  As everybody’s situation can be different, always discuss your medication needs with your treating team.
  (web page and PDF fact sheet)

Menopause videos for women from NAMS
Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) (AUS)
These videos from the North American Menopause Society provide general menopause information (not cancer-related), but may be useful for women experiencing menopause symptoms. Includes topics such as sleep, cognition and lubricants. Please remember that these are US-based videos, so support services and medications mentioned may not be available to Australians. As everyone’s situation is different, you should always discuss your treatment with your healthcare team.
  (web page with links to videos)

Menopause videos
Australasian Menopause Society (AUS, 2015)
These videos from the International Menopause Society (IMS) provide general menopause information (not cancer-related), but may be useful for women experience menopause symptoms. Includes topics such as symptoms, complementary therapies and effects on sex life. Please remember that these presenters are from a range of countries, so support services and medications mentioned may not be available to Australians. As everyone’s situation is different, you should always discuss your treatment with your healthcare team.
   (web page with links to videos)


Last Updated: 10 June, 2021 12:32 pm