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Managing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer - A multidisciplinary approach

Paul A Cohen, Annabelle Brennan, Jennifer L Marino, Christobel M Saunders, Martha Hickey
Maturitas 2017, 105: 4-7
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More than 6 million women worldwide are living with a past diagnosis of breast cancer. Most survive their illness, and management of the long-term consequences of treatment has become a priority in cancer care. Menopausal symptoms affect most breast cancer survivors and may significantly impair quality of life. We describe a multidisciplinary model to evaluate and manage these women using a patient-focused approach. The 'Multidisciplinary Menopause After Cancer Clinic' includes gynecologists, endocrinologists, GPs, a psychologist and a clinical nurse specialist. Benefits of this model include improved coordination of patient care, education, communication and evidence-based decision making.

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