Many cancer treatments can cause the ovaries to stop working. This can lead to menopause. Menopause is when your ovaries stop releasing eggs, make a lot less estrogen, and you stop having menstrual periods. It’s a time when some women start having symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep problems, and mood changes. Menopause can also cause low sex drive, painful sex, and vaginal dryness.
You may have blood tests to check
your hormone levels and confirm menopause. If needed, your healthcare provider can help
you manage the symptoms of menopause with treatments such as hormone therapy. Talk with
your healthcare team about ways to feel better.