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36 – Breast cancer and early menopause — a guide for younger women Questions to ask your doctor about long-term effects of early menopause Listed below are some questions you might want to ask about the long-term effects of breast cancer treatments that cause early menopause.
What is known about the long-term effects of the treatment you are recommending?
Will this treatment affect my risk of osteoporosis? Can this be monitored?
You may like to write your own questions here:
Useful websites Surfing the internet can also be a useful way to find information. However, keep in mind that the information you find may not always be accurate.
Use careful judgment, and check what type of organisation has put the information on the internet. Note that international websites may include information about treatment or therapies that are not available in Australia.
The internet can be accessed using a personal computer at home, or at local libraries and in internet cafés. If you’re not able to access the internet, you can ask the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 to print out information from websites and send it to you.
Some Australian websites that you may find helpful are listed below.
Cancer Australia Ph: 1800 624 973 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: canceraustralia.gov.au Cancer Australia aims to improve outcomes for women with breast cancer and ovarian cancer by providing accurate, evidence-based information to both women and health professionals. The website provides easy to read information to help women with breast cancer understand their diagnosis, treatment, and support options.
38 – Breast cancer and early menopause — a guide for younger women The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health Website: www.jeanhailes.org.au The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health translates the latest research findings into practical health and lifestyle approaches for women and their health professionals. The website also includes information about early menopause and managing menopause.
The Australasian Menopause Society Website: www.menopause.org.au The Australasian Menopause Society provides professional and consumer information about menopause.
Osteoporosis Australia Website: www.osteoporosis.org.au Osteoporosis Australia is a research and advocacy group providing news about latest developments.
Breast cancer and early menopause — a guide for younger women – 41 Menopause symptom diary Below is a menopause symptoms diary, which you may find useful to record the type and severity of symptoms you are experiencing. The diary will help you discuss your symptoms with your healthcare professionals. Some clinics may ask you to keep a diary such as this one.
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