Management of hot flashes in women with breast cancer 

  • L. Kligman London Regional Cancer Program
  • J. Younus London Regional Cancer Program

Abstract

ABSTRACT Hormone suppression therapies are used for the treatment of breast cancer in both the adjuvant and metastatic setting. However side effects, including hot flashes, are often frequently reported by patients as the cause of discontinuation of therapy. This paper presents an overview of hormonal suppression therapies and the evidence based management options for hot flashes in breast cancer patients summarized in a suggested treatment algorithm.

Author Biographies

L. Kligman, London Regional Cancer Program
Nurse Practitioner, Supportive Care
J. Younus, London Regional Cancer Program
Department of Medical Oncology
How to Cite
Kligman, L., & Younus, J. (1). Management of hot flashes in women with breast cancer . Current Oncology, 17(1), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.v17i1.473
Section
Nursing